I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I had 2 blood glucose levels that were elevated (120) - the first in my entire lifetime that have ever been elevated and I'm 51 - and an A1C level of 6.7. Subsequent glucose levels have been coming down (without any change in diet or meds).
I also have high cholesterol and Stage 3 chronic kidney disease, the latter which was recently diagnosed, but which I have apparently had for at least 2 years. My BP is low. I have read that high cholesterol levels and chronic kidney disease can give an incorrect A1C reading.
My biggest concern is that I have been diagnosed with diabetes after 2 glucose levels and an A1C level that may not be accurate. I've always had low blood sugars (and, in fact, have a problem with my sugar bottoming out when I don't eat right); my eating habits of the last few months have been somewhat erratic because of a serious depression I'm dealing with. I'm not on any of the meds that increasing sugar, but my appetite has increased.
What tests are normally done to diagnose diabetes? Would it be reasonable to request a more thorough work-up?