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Registered: 08-26-2010
Add me to the failed the one hour list!
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Sat, 10-01-2011 - 11:17pm
Ended up with sugars at 174. Problem is, I knew I'd fail. Mom is insulin dependent diabetic and I don't process sugar quickly due to eating basically a diabetic diet my whole life. If you rarely have sugar you can't be expected to process a massive overdose of it quickly. Now they want to have me do the three hour, which there's no way I'll pass, as it's double the sugar. So I don't know what to do at this point. It's utterly useless for me to go do the three hour and get stuck 4 times when I know I won't pass the test- that much sugar is just far too much of a shock to a system that already processes sugar slowly. Any thoughts?

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 12:39am

I've heard of some doctors allowing patients to track their sugar levels for a week or so and then have the doctor look over the log.

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Registered: 04-12-2010
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 1:49am
My doctor considered doing a fasting glucose test for me. That and because of my PCOS meds doing an HgA1c which measures sugar levels over 3 months. Are those options?

Dixie

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Sun, 10-02-2011 - 10:31am

Sorry to hear that, that must be annoying, hope the doctor figures something out for u....

KELLY THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SIG
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Mon, 10-03-2011 - 2:04pm
kungfumanda wrote:

I've heard of some doctors allowing patients to track their sugar levels for a week or so and then have the doctor look over the log.

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Tue, 10-04-2011 - 10:19am
Here's the update! I asked to track my sugars and explained the whole "mom's diabetic so I never get sugar, therefore my body has no clue how to process it when given large amounts" thing. Doc completely agreed that for me the test would be flawed. So I now have a glucometer, have to test 4x daily: morning and two hours after each meal. I'll do that for two weeks, with a phone call at the end of week one to see how my numbers are. MUCH happier with this. When I asked my mom if she thought I'd pass the three hour, her response was "no way, you just won't. You eat like a diabetic when you aren't one so you'll react similarly". She's happy with the solution too, and I really really respect her opinion on it, almost more than the doc's, if I'm being honest, as she's been very well controlled insulin dependent since she was seven.
Although I will admit to being a bit disturbed at how easy it is for me to do the testing etc. I'm so used to it after years of watching mom, I have the routine down. lol My hubby's going, um.,, you shouldn't adjust to this so easily,,,
Thank you so much for your support and suggestions ladies!
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 4:39pm
I'm glad you get to try this! My Dr's office is now thinking they won't be retesting me and will be treating me as diabetic. Looks like I better get comfy with pokes.
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Registered: 08-26-2010
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 6:00pm
do you have to get a glucometer?
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 10:45am
I'll find out Friday but it sounds like it.
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Registered: 08-26-2010
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 11:35am
Get the OneTouch ultramini if you can. Mine came with the Delica lancets and you dont even feel them if you do the testing routine right! :) My mom comes in town today and is excited to try my glucometer after all I've told her lol. She's used OneTouch for years but the UltraMini is brand new.
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 12:46pm
Thanks for the tip. I'm not at all excited to try it-lol!
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