Bloodwork back v. glucose

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    So a few weeks ago I had bloodwork done for my test levels and the doc didn't like what the glucose looked like. I went in yesterday for the longer 2 hour, fasted (12 hour) glucose test. I just got a call that my blood sugar was 110, which is pre-diabetic. 99 is the upper end of acceptable.

    Any of you brolies deal with this? I'm wondering wtf I need to change in my diet, which is mostly chicken and whole grains.
     
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    any family members have it?
     
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    So you're bald, have low test, and are now borderline diabetic. Not sure bro, it may be time to take up another hobby.

    Perhaps lowering carbs will help, fish oil etc.
     
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    you still got it chris :rofl:
     
  5. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Grandmother and both aunts on my dad's side.
     
  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Thanks for the advice brosef.

    Will you tell us about the time you fit into a 40 waist?

    What was it like to listen to President Eisenhower on the radio as you folded your gut into your pants?
     
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    What's a typical day look like?

    Need to throw some fats in there. :cool:
     
  8. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    5:30 spoon full of peanut butter
    5:50-6:50 lift
    7:30 1 or 2 eggs + 3-5 more equiv. egg whites; 1 or 2 scoops ON Whey + cup of skim milk + 1/2 - 2/3 cup of oats; 1-3 bowls of whole grain cereal + skim milk; 3-5 fish oils + vitamin
    10:30 1 Muscle Milk
    1 chicken breast or other meat-leftover from dinner, maybe rice
    4 ditto
    7 dinner, usually chicken, roast beef, steak or whatever plus some rice
    9 maybe a bowl of whole grain cereal or a scoop of ON and skim milk, couple fish oils
     
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    Diet doesn't look bad. Up your fish oils. "A couple" is really nothing. Like I said, maybe you just have shitty ass genes. I mean.. look at your avatar. It looks like a picture you'd see for the make-a-wish-foundation for kids.

    What did your doctor say to do?
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    My doctor said "when fat man open mouth, make sure you not sit on plate."

    Doctor has not said anything, I need to go back and talk about it. They just told me my lab results.
     
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    how old are you? have you ever been overweight, like obese? do you know what your A1c level was?
     
  12. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    34; I ate and lived like SHIT when I was in law school. I had a FT job and then would rush over to school at night. So I would rarely get a real dinner and would go from a late lunch to maybe 6 hours before I ate again. During class I could go through a liter of Mountain Dew and then have a smoke in between classes. By the bar exam I was 240. I was almost certainly pre-diabetic, if not mildly diabetic, by the time I graduated.

    No idea what A1c level was.

    Everything I have seen online so far is that I need to "excercise" and "eat better." If I am already doing that I am curious as to what else I can do :hs:
     
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    hit me up for some glucophage!
     
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    i got a gang of that shit. maybe he should get on slin.

    But seriously, given your family history and glucose levels now (in spite of your diet/activity level) you might not be able to do much about it. You will probably end up on a low dose of metformin (glucophge).
     
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    metformin for you bra....

    honestly, t2dm is reversible mate, I'd be doing everything i can to reverse it.
     
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    110 is nothing....non-diabetics sugar can go up to 120-130 on occurances. when I went into the hospital my blood sugar was over 600 ;)
     
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    Did you do a GTT? Have to drink a very sweet solution?
     
  18. Buzz Killington

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    Some crap that tasted like flat orange soda.
     
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    80-120 is acceptable range for non-diabetics

    i would monitor it, but no need to freak out yet. exercise and don't eat like shit. if you are genetically prone, and do end up getting it there isn't anything you could have done anyways :wavey:
     
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    110's not that bad man.

    It is a bit higher than what is considered ideal, but is not even near being diabetic and although I am not a doctor, diabetes runs in my family and I have researched it, and 110 is something that many doctors wouldn't even consider pre-diabetic.

    Generally anything between 140-190 is pre-diabetic and anything over 190 is considered on-set diabetes. Many people when first getting diagnosed as "diabetic" (my grandmother for example) were as high as 250+ and some people can be as high as 300's.

    Point is, monitor it, and be weary of it when choosing your foods, but it's nothing to stress out about. Your doctor was probably just scaring you or trying to find a reason to put on some Rx drug that sponsors his practice.

    Get it checked every 6 months from here on out, and unless you go in and it's over 130 I wouldn't worry too much if your diet is decent.

    Last two times my dad had blood work done he was between 180-195 and they still won't officially diagnose him diabetic. Granted, he's pretty unhealthy, but that should give you an idea about how 110 isn't something to freak out about.
     
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    given your age I would worry about it now. Best bet is to lose more weight, not sure how lean you are, and get exercise. You don't want to have to start taking meds now if you can fix it, but if you need to take them do so. The sooner you control your glucose the better off you will be down the road. Go with what your doctor says and read the guidelines, you should be able to find them on google. Just google ADA guidelines. Also ask for your A1c it is a long term predictor of what your glucose levels are. For normal people its less than 6.
     
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    AIC measures your blood glucose for 3 months. It's more accurate.

    You can fix your problem in a matter of minutes. Use Glucorell.
     
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    My dad is diabetic, my mom is hypoglycemic...I hope I'm in between. :hs:
     
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