She said my results were normal. The blood from my vein tested lower than my finger *****. Not sure how, but it did. I believe the vein draw was a HgbA1c but I could be wrong.
What did your doctor say about your blood tests results?
Did you ask about getting an HgbA1c before they drew blood?
I just received a call from my doctor saying the lab results came back fine. The reading of 110 came from a finger ***** test. About 10-15 minutes later they drew blood from my vein and checked blood sugar, blood count, etc... and all these were normal. Does it mean anything or should I be concerned that the finger ***** was 110 but blood from my actual vein came out normal?
Well, Im 28 years old and just recently developed floaters, headaches, and pressure in my head during the past 6-8 weeks. All of this came out of the blue and has yet to be diagnosed.
My eyes checked out healthy, no signs of anything the doctor says. Im seeing an ENT next week. Im hoping to get an answer soon as to whats causing these sudden symptoms.
About a month ago, my family doctor drew blood from my vein to check my blood count and some other things. At this time, I wasnt fasted but she said my sugar was fine then. So today, they pricked my finger after fasting 8-9 hours and got a 110 reading. They also drew more blood from my arm and I have yet to hear the results.
For starters, the American Diabetes Association has a wealth of information on prevention. Go here http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp .
As far as how often one should get an HgbA1c (also called HbA1c and A1c) test this Web page is really good at explaining what the test is about, how often one should get it, explanation of the results, and more.
Visual floaters? That can come with age. I Google'd "visual floaters" (w/o the quotes) and got 259,000 hits http://tinyurl.com/6hes2y
The Opthamologist should perform a retinal scan where he looks at the back of eye at the blood vessels pattern. Why? In Diabetics these vessels may get enlarged and/or rupture. Doctors recommend a yearly scan. I'm borderline, like you, and get scanned every two years.
Hope this helps.
For the HgbA1c test, is this something I have to do daily for 2-3 months? This is all very new to me and I appreciate your input. Anymore information would be appreciated.
At my level right now, is it possible to have visual floaters and headaches? Ive had my eyes checked by an Opthalmologist that said my eyes were in great health. He couldnt see the floaters in the test but theyre present in my vision. I also have a dull pressure feeling throughout my head. Could all this be related by some chance?
"Is there anything I should be concerned with testing at 110?"
Plain and simple, you're pre-diabetic. If you don't start monitoring your diet by cutting back, way back, on your sugar intake (read all food labels), cut back on the bad carbs you will turn into a diabetic. It doesn't take much to get you over 126. Once a diabetic always a diabetic. Currently there is no cure, just control.
A very good diabetes test is called an Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) test. This will measure the average glucose in your blood for the past 3 months. Normal reading is below 6%. A fasting glucose test only measure your glucose at that time, not over a period of time. The HgbA1c provides a better picture to your doctor.
Here are your Diabetes symptoms, symptoms of type 2 Diabetes
* Increased thirst
* Increased urination
* Increased appetite
* Blurred vision
* Slow-healing infections
* Impotence in men
Regular exercise is especially important for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. It helps with blood sugar control, weight loss, and high blood pressure. People who exercise regularly are less likely to experience a heart attack or stroke than diabetics who do not exercise regularly. Walking is good, not strolling lazily but nice brisk walk 3-5 times weekly will lower your glucose levels.
Good luck and good health to you.