Hello. Posted the other day, had another question as I have began monitoring my blood gluscose levels using a home monitor. To sum up - am 25, but my am overweight (gained a fair amount the past couple of years as my activity decreased). I was concerned when I was drinking/urinating a lot (not sure if it was really jusy psych. Issues/fear of diabetes or a real problem). My only test in the recent past was a random blood glucose (lab, vein) which was 79 (and most likely somewhat falsely decreased due to the delay in lab analysis).
So am waiting to get an appointment w/an endocrinolgoist or int. med doc (long wait here), so in mean time go the monitor. I decided to do my own fasting bloog glucose ansd GTT test, here is the procedure/results/abnormality which would really appreciate if someone with experience in the field could offer me some reassurance.
What I did was eat a regular diet for the past 3-4 days (not unhealthy, just ATE but "better" food).
Yesterday, I woke up, had cereal and fruit. I then relaxed for a little, had some more fruit a few hours later and finally had 1.5 tuna sandwiches on rye bread at 445pm. I began my 12 hour fast at this point (as I am up early to leave for my job, so had to do it before).
So, 445pm had tuna meal (nothing else after that except water), measured my bloog glucose 8h later (around 1245am as I was still awake watching tv) and my sugars were 85, 87 (did twice to check). I thought that was great, right around where I needed to be. Then woke up this morning at 5am, got up, washed my face and immediately checked my sugar, and it was 103,104 (now I had fasted at this point about 12.5h). Is that normal/at all indicative of diabetes, or is that because I was fastying TOO long, or because it was so early - bloog sugar higher on waking at that hour)? What I don't understand is how my bloog sugar could have been in the 80's, then went UP when I didn't eat anything at all, just woke up in the morning (also, I verified before w/the control solution that monitor is working correctly, got results w/no errors).
As for the GTT, the numbers I did at home were within the normal limits - I found a link saying pregnanct women did a study w/jelly beans and a 50g GTT (28 jelly beans), so what I did was do a 75g jelly bean test (42 jely beans), and measure them at baseline, 1h, 2h. Here were my results for that (which according to the website/lab results I found online, are normal.
Baseline (fasting 8h - 12:45am):85,87
(fasting 12.5h - 5am):103,104
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks for you help.