If you live in the U.S. I'm going to assume that 6.9 is an A1C. I'm not sure why you think that is "not diabetic" because it is. Anything over 6.0 is considered diabetes. Please talk with your doctor and get him to clarify which Type you are. He can do an antibody test and a c-peptide which will clarify this. It is important to know how to treat you to be sure of your Type. Then make sure he schedules you to meet with a diabetic educator so you can learn about management of your diabetes. I'm sorry to bring you this information, but diabetes is a manageable condition and the more you learn the better you will do.
Receptionist told me that it is not yet at diabetes level .Maybe she did not wanted to break the news to me.
However i have compared my notes on this and checked my readings on the tests done last time which was in may of 2008 and my reading was 5.2 . Today it is 6.9 .Can the readinng be change in just 18 months so high?
I would like to know how severe my case is considering if 6.9 is the correct measurement and I am still 30 year old and unmarried.
Yes, the reading can most certainly rise that much in 18 months. 6.9 is definitely a diabetic level, but not extremely high. What is important is to have your Type diagnosed and to learn how to manage your diabetes to keep it under control. There is a lot you can do towards that end but you will have to learn about it after your Type is clarified. Let us know how your appointment goes with your doctor Monday.
I intend to marry in few days .Do u think it will have an impact on that .
You have a lot going on at the moment, because you have a lot to learn about managing your diabetes. But your wife can learn along with you and help support you in eating a proper diet. Like I said, you need to clarify if you are Type 1 or Type 2 as that will make a difference in your management. Are you overweight or not? Do you have another autoimmune disease like thyroid? Be sure the doctor does the tests.
Congratulations on your marriage.
I am fairly a normal person at 5'4 and 140LBS .However my lifestyle has been very rough and careless over the last 7 years with lots of smoking and apprently no care for diet.During the last 2 years i woirked in office under lot of stress (mental & physical) .I was also diagnosed iwth Gloucoma last year .However my current situation i believe is the result of the wrong diagnosis .You can aslo see my other posts to get the idea but here is timeline .
June 5 had sex with prostitute; protected though
June 20 had a sperm discharge and did not take any notice of it .
July 01 All of a sudden it dawned on me that discharge might be a result of an STD and went to Doctor .He prescribed Cipro for 1 week.
I took the Cipro for 1 week and was ok with excessive urine and burning itching . but a new sympton appeared and i started feeling extreme pressure in my groin area . I thought may be it is part of the std so went to doctor again and he prescribed Cipro again for whole monnth(my STD reports all came back -ve ) and i took it all. Here is where things started taking turrn .I starting feeling itching on my skin and on certain days in the morning my genitals became so hot (literally in temp ) that it was almost unbearable so i went to doctor and he sent me to a urologist .He did all the test including Prostate and looking up urethra through Camera .Everything was fine.
I went to a different doctor to get the STD test done again .I am -ve again .
then in January i went doctor again and he did the Blood fasting which showed a 6.9 .
Do you see any relevance in that or All my symptoms were Diabetes from day 1.
BTW I am in Toronto and our Health care system kind of ***** and takes long time .
Let me know please .
You might have noticed above I stated "If you live in the U.S. I'm going to assume that number is an A1C". You didn't respond to that. You now mention that you live in Canada and that this was a fasting blood sugar. That is entirely different, because 6.9 is equivalent to 124 which is, in fact "pre-diabetes" not diabetes. This is the reason you have to be very clear communicating if you seek information on an internet website!
I have no idea about the STD situation and what if any relevance it has to pre-diabetes..none probably. You said you have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so that is the time to write down any questions you have and make sure you are clear on exactly what the doctor is recommending.
Somehow I assumed that standards are same in both countries.
My apologies for confusion.
There is a different measuring system for blood sugar in the two countries, which led me to believe you were referring to another test, H1C which averages blood sugar over a period of a couple months. I'm sorry that I led you astray by saying you were over the line to be diagnosed. For fasting blood sugar the standards are: Under 100-non-diabetic, 100-125 pre-diabetes and 126+ diabetes. Since your number 6.9 is equivalent to 124 (multiply by 18) you are just under the line. As your doctor will tell you it will be very important for you to change your eating patterns, exercise and lose any excess weight to slow down or prevent the progression to diabetes. Once you meet with your doctor I suggest you do more research and find a website with more traffic where you can learn from other people how to manage pre-diabetes. Good luck to you.
Is it possible to lower the lever from where it is .Or it just keeps going up.
As I mentioned above, diabetes is a progressive disease but it is possible to slow down or prevent the progression with control of diet, (eliminating sugar and reducing carbs), exercise and a healthy weight. Oral meds may be prescribed if needed. There is a lot of information available on the web. You might start with BloodSugar101.com. Also ask your doctor to refer you to a diabetic educator.
lets say that i keep a strict control on my diet and do a good exrcise and bring my level down about 6 or lower .will i still be prediabetic. what will happen my body's resistance to insulin etc etc ?
I would say that if you have tested diabetic / prediabetic you have the tendency for it to progress.
However, it is possible for some people (with good attention to diet and exercise and weight management) to return their blood sugars to normal range.
In the long run, there is still a good chance that the diabetes will come out again.... but it will have been postphoned for a (long) while and the complications prevented.
Again exercise and maintaining optimal weight along with diet can go a long way in preventing the progression of prediabetes to diabetes, or in returning prediabetic levels to normal.
I just came back from Doctors office and he assured me that is within normal limits and I need nothing to worry about.
Is he correct ?
Worry? No, worrying isn't useful. But as both Sally and I suggested above, as a pre-diabetic you should make changes in your diet (eliminate sugar and lower carb intake), get regular exercise and lose weight if needed to keep it from progressing to full diabetes or at least to slow that progression down. Consider being pre-diabetic a good heads up to make changes. It's your health after all!
If it is 6.9 mmol/l then it is not diabetes and you need not worry. If its is Hb1Ac 6.9 then its definitely diabetes mellitus. For bloated feeling, you need to regularise your diet, have lot of green leafy vegetables and exercise regularly. You will be fine.
I had my random glucose checcked which was at 4.8 well within normal limits .Do you think some one with fasting level of 6.8 can have random level at 4.8 ?
A1C is 6.9 is right before the borther line. You should watch your diet and exercise more in order to prevent diabetes from being diagnosed.
I regret that it happened to me 10 months ago when my doctor told me of this number but I seemed not to care. Now I am a diabetic :-(
An A1C of 6.9 would be diabetic as the cutoff is 6.0. However, the OP is not referring to an A1C but to a fasting blood sugar of 6.9 on the Canadian number system which is equivalent to 124 U.S. and is pre-diabetic (126 would be diabetic). The different number systems can be confusing.
Hi All ,
I have made some significant changes in my lifestyle including Quitting smoking , joining a gym and reducing the carbs .I do have a question regarding fruits like Oranges ( I just love them ) . Will they hurt me in any way if I keep eating one or more fruits per day ?
I also heard that guava( without skin )is really good to lower the sugar level ?
Over the last 4 days i have been waking in the middle of the night to urinate which i think is mainly because of the stress . Is that a normal or a person has to live with that ?
The key to knowing what you can eat is to test, test, test. If you want to eat oranges, eat one and then test two hours later and make sure your blood sugar is under 140. If not, then you either can't eat oranges or you might have to eat 1/2 an orange.
As for waking in the middle of the night to urinate, this can be caused by high blood sugars. Again, test to see where your blood sugars are at.
Good for you on making some great changes in your lifestyle; it really makes a difference!
I often feel itchy skin and a sort of rash like situation . Is that Diabetes symptom ?
Hello All ,
I was able to get the copy of the test results which are as follows;
Glucose serum fasting : 6.9mmol/l
Albumin : 46
Bilirubin : 15
Urate : 361
HDL Cholesterol : 1.24
LDL Cholesterol :2.11
Please let me know what you guys think . How bad are my results?
we need to know the reference ranges of your tests.
What did your dr say.
The fasting is still borderline. Keep working on your diet and lifestyle measures.