Sorry to hear you fell, ouch!! That is always aweful.
Well I'm no doctor, but those numbers sure look like diabetes to me, sorry to be a wet blanket. We'll have to see what your doctor says. You are slightly high apon rising, and the drop to 112 was with no food, right, before the test?
So your activity getting ready to go, dropped you the 20 points. This is normal with a diabetic. Your body can't compensate for activity with no added carb, and you can drop low (this number wasn't low though)
Then you had a large spike after being given the glucose and then faded back to normal -safe range after the sugar/carbs left your system.
Hey Jaz. That is correct, the drop to 112 was with no food. The 132 when I got up , then 1 hour later it dropped 20 points to the 112 right before I walked into the clinic.
You aren't being a wet blanket you silly girl ;) It wouldn't shock me ONE BIT if they called and said I was diabetic, not at all. As I said, my Mom has it, my grandpa had it, my uncle has it (he's blind from it and VERY sick) and of course, my dear husband has it bad. Our cat was even diagnosed with it 9 years after we got him as a Kitty - now what are the chances of that happening??? LOL - Gawd, even the da** cat!
I"ll keep ya posted and thanks!
I have been locked out of posting or getting onto the site all day! I am so exasperated! So I'm posting frantically to let you all know I'm here and TRYING!
The newest recommendations I have seen for calling overt diabetes is fasting sugars over 100, so I'm with Jazz. I think you're going to hear that this is diabetes, and they'll begin treatment. What I don't know is how long and at what level you can see the onset of neuropathy. It is definitely not my field, but it seems too early and to little. Be interesting to see what your HgA1c is.
I have one strong bit of advice - Look to the glycemic scale. Sugar and readily absorbable carbs, and all processed carbs are your enemy. Anything that stimulates insulin production. Type II diabetes is exactly the opposite of Type I. Too much insulin, the cells can't handle it and become resistant. They become unable to absorb the glucose they need and suffer early degeneration.
I'm expecting similar news any time now. In a 6 month binge of self-pity I indulged in every forbidden treat I wanted - the whole ice cream saga - and gained 30 pounds. Now with the steroids, I expect, to see some problems. Yesterday, though, my noon non-fasting was 90 so I'm not there yet, but my mom has it. And I had better restart my low-carb routine and bring my sugars, triglycerides and cholesterol down again before some doctor discovers it and rags on me.
I just thought I would add that my friend's mother has just been diagnosed with diabetes and diabetic neuropathy. She had not been to a doctor at all in many years and went to the E.R. with vertigo.
Her sugar in the E.R. was over 300 and the doctors think she has had diabetes for at least four years. I do not know why they are calling vertigo diabetic neuropathy but all her tests were normal so they are just saying everything is from diabetes.
My point is that the doctors told her that diabetic neuropathy usually takes years to develop. So hopefully you do not have diabetic neuropathy.
Elaine (Craig's wife. He is not doing well tonight)
Stopping back in for a second. I have heard the same Elaine, which is what leaves things still open for my situation - the Endo does not believe the diabetes could have caused the amount of damage I have - even with having very high blood sugar - but taking into account the time frame.
All our thoughts for Craig
Let us know your results Spanky. You will be ok if it is the neuropathy. It very well could be, if you've had numbers hitting those 200's for a length of time I guess. Hang in there!
Hi. Wanted to add one more thing...Nutrasweet has been blamed as causing many neurological abnormalities and in some people mimicking MS. Once the people stopped drinking things with Nutrasweet, the symptoms gradually disappeared. So if you drink diet soda with nutrasweet in it, you might want to stop and see if you feel better in a few weeks.
Also, Nutrasweet causes an insulin spike which will aggravate pre-diabetes. An alternative would be to switch to the sweetener,"Stevia". It is available in packets or larger sizes and you can either buy it at a health store or online (Healthyshopping.com is one web site). Stevia comes from a plant, is totally natural, and does not cause a rise in blood sugar or insulin.