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 Diabetes and thirst?
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 Cronic illness?

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 My Mom Just Found Out She Has Diabetes.?
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 What do these symptoms mean?
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 Hypoglicemia not in diabetes and checking your blood sugar.?
I have hypoglicemia not in diabetes and so does my mom. Some one told my mom that having to check your blood sugar with a meter would drive you crazy and you will soon be obsessed with checking it. I ...

 My sugar level is 180 and I'm only 16! Please help!?
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Please help me :(...

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 I have gestatational diabetes,what are the vegeterian food items that i can have to maintain glucose levels?
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 How can I reduce the sugar I consume. I am addicted to sugary things like candy, sweets, soda, sugary cereal?
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 Can i get DIABTIES???
Can i get diabetes if:
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if my doctor told me i had high blood sugar

help im confused

My blood sugar level was tested at 10.7 what does this mean?
My blood sugar levels have tested 5.2 - 6.6 in the past, does this now mean I have diabetes? If so which type would it be and how is it controlled?
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I was fasting prior to the test, I have had the gulcose tolerance test doen which said I was boarderline, my past tests came back ranging from 5.2 - 6.6

My doctor wants to do another blood test

Teresa t
It sounds like your A1c has gone up to 10.7. That means your daily average has raised quite a bit. It is too high now.
It would mean you have type 2 diabetes,(i'm assuming you're not a child?)
But you're Dr. should be telling you all of this, and getting you into a diabetes education class.

Linnax T
Blood sugar levels
What Abnormal Results Mean

Greater than normal levels (hyperglycemia) may indicate:

* Acromegaly (very rare)
* Cushing syndrome (rare)
* Diabetes mellitus
* Impaired fasting glucose (prediabetes)
* Hyperthyroidism
* Pancreatic cancer
* Pancreatitis
* Pheochromocytoma (very rare)
* Too little insulin
* Excessive food intake

Lower than normal levels (hypoglycemia) may indicate:

* Hypopituitarism
* Hypothyroidism
* Insulinoma (very rare)
* Too much insulin
* Insufficient dietary intake

Additional conditions under which this test may be performed:

* Acute adrenal crisis
* Cushing syndrome caused by adrenal tumor
* Cushing syndrome - exogenous
* Delirium
* Dementia
* Dementia due to metabolic causes
* Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma
* Diabetic ketoacidosis
* Diabetic nephropathy/sclerosis
* Ectopic Cushing syndrome
* Epilepsy
* Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
* Glucagonoma
* Islet of Langerhans' tumor
* Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I
* Pituitary Cushing's (Cushing's disease)
* Syphilis
* Syphilis - primary
* Syphilis - secondary
* Syphilis - tertiary
* Type 1 diabetes
* Type 2 diabetes
* Transient ischemic attack (TIA)


no I am not pregnant, however it was a pregancy which got the doctors attention to the issue, unfortunitly the pregnancy did not come to full term though.

My doctor didnt want to get to into it until I have a second test done tomorrow to see if the levels are still so high.

from the information I have been reading today type 2 is often in early adulthood 30+ which would include myself

First, why are you having the tests? If you are pregnant, your doctor is keeping an eye out for gestational diabetes and that does not mean you would have diabetes after birth.
There is no such thing as borderline diabetes.
5.2 - 6.6 is within the normal range. 10.7 is high.
Your doctor should explain this to you, and only your doctor can diagnose you. Type I diabetes usually appears before adulthood. Type II diabetes usually appears in late adulthood 50+. But there are always exceptions.

It may well mean that you have become diabetic (type2). Your doctor is the person who should be telling you what it means. I suggest that you contact him to clarify exactly what the results mean.
I doubt that this was an hb1ac test result if it was the result of a GTT, its more likely to be a blood plasma glucose level.

Get onto your doctor!

I suspect this is a mmol/L reading? If this is an A1C result, you clearly have type 2 diabetes. Are you based in the UK or elsewhere?

The HbA1c blood test is a measure of glucose levels on your blood. It measures the average levels glucose attachment to red blood cells that is the result over time, about three months. Generally the result is percent of glucose attachment to red blood cells. A test result of 6% - 7% is considered a normal level. It’s a good measure because it’s a long term number. You cannot cheat this result.

Generally your doctor will drop the % sign and just tell you your HbA1c as just a number.

Your daily meter glucose reading is a spot reading. It is the level of glucose attachment to your red blood cells at the exact time you took the measurement. A test result is measured in milligrams of glucose per deciliters of blood. A test result of 70 mg/dL - 140 mg/dL is considered a normal level. If you don’t eat and take sample every 15 minutes for the next two hours it should drop. Eat something and it should climb again.

Try taking you daily meter glucose results for about a two weeks the find the simple average. Now you have an idea of what your HbA1c is all about.

Your daily reading can vary wildly day by day, say from 120 to 400. Now you know why the HbA1c test is more reliable indicator of a diabetic condition.

You daily glucose readings are good in helping you discipline yourself in a daily fashion. You should be able to verify the days you slip or cheat by getting a higher number. Then you correct you intake expecting a lower reading. Its good way to find out if your carb count is what it should be per meal.

Work the glucose reading with discipline of diet and exercise and you almost don’t have to worry about you HbA1c reading every 90 days.

Best Wishes.

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