Glucose Tolerance Test was normal but still confused

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ckball, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. ckball

    ckball New Member

    I was given the test because my fasting bs was 160 when I went to the Dr after I started having severe fatigue issues, also was tested for Lyme but it was negative too.

    I'm confused about the BS. I am happy it was negative but don't understand what made my fasting bs 160 that morning.

    I have hypoglcemic problems in the past too. So what else would cause my BS to abnormal then have a GTT come back negative.

    I did post this on the diabetes board too. But wanted your input as well. Thanks Carla
  2. mme_curie68

    mme_curie68 New Member

    My mom has pre-diabetes, and she told me that if she doesn't have her evening snack, her fasted glucose is way, way high in the am.

    If she has the snack, her fasting glucose is within normal limits.

    You may be at the "pre-" stage, where sometimes your insulin resistance is low, and sometimes its higher.

    Did your doctor also do an A1C test? That will give them a picture of what your glucose has been like for the past couple of months, instead of just a "snapshot" with the GTT.

    Hugs,
    Madame Curie
  3. katharine1229

    katharine1229 New Member

    Wow, i thought I was the only one who was told I had pre-diabetes...I had never heard of that before. My blood sugar issues have been crazy for years. I have a moniter (I have been offically diagnosed with hypogylcemia) and my father has type one diabetes so he would give me his old moniters. sometimes my blood sugar was as high as 500, which I would show them. Sometimes my fasting blood sugar is high. They do the Hemoglobin A1C test and it comes out normal.

    Basically...I hate doctors now...and good luck
  4. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Your machine could be your problem, they need to be calibrated. Sometimes the strips go bad to.

    When my bs was really wild, I took my meter the Dr with me and did the test together, my machine was way off.

    It is worth checking it out. 500 is way too high to have a normal AC1.

    I have not had that test but will talk to my Dr on next visit. Carla
  5. katharine1229

    katharine1229 New Member

    yea, the 500 was only once

    but frequently it will be 350. It was documented at 350 by both my machine, my school's health services machine, and at the family practice i used to go to up until a few months ago (I went there my whole life). When they see how high my blood sugar was going, they would have me do a fasting blood sugar. Only once was the number ever out of normal (and it was accually low) even though after eating doing glucose tollerence test it was high. (on that specific day it went to 250) still, nothing was done, and they didn't tell me to do anything different (I asked). I still just moniter my blood sugar all the time, I had to take matters into my own hands.

    Finally I got a new doctor here who accually wants to help with my blood sugar issues and now I'm moving..I hope to find another one!! hehe
  6. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    Perhaps when you get your new doctor , you could request a referral to an endocrinologist. Those kinds of blood sugar issues need to be addressed by a specialist.

    Good Luck
    Kathy.
  7. mme_curie68

    mme_curie68 New Member

    Definitely go see a new doc and get thee to an endocrinologist.

    Diabetes, no matter what your age will wreak havoc on your vascular system and kidneys.

    This can lead to further immune problems, wounds not healing properly, loads of complications when not in control.

    The term "pre-diabetes" is actually now a diagnosis according to the American Diabetes Association.

    http://www.diabetes.org/pre-diabetes.jsp

    My mother's doctor is on her all the time. We've got diabetics on both sides of the family.

    I was a gestational diabetic my last pregnancy and insulin-dependent as well.

    It's important that you get this managed properly so that your body stays as healthy as possible.

    Hugs,
    Madame Curie
  8. ckball

    ckball New Member

    That is my grandaughter's name. Anyway, the 160 was a fasting finger prick. I took my machine to the office because it was not reading right. So the nurse and I compared and my machine said 125 and hers said 160.

    Yes, the Gtt was the 2 hour one, but I do not know the numbers, I will get that at my next appt. They gave me a new machine so last night I did my own experiment. I ate my favorite iced cookies, lots of them, then checked myself every 30 minutes.

    I took my reading 124 before I ate them, then it got to 151, 154 and then I waited and checked at bedtime, still in the 150's. My fasting this morning was 110.

    I trust my Dr and would never change, she has saved my life and my mother's, she is great. I know we will get to the bottom of this. Thanks for your support and input. Carla