Friday, November 4, 2011

Diabetic Shmiabetic?

Ok, this blog is getting soooo out of date that I really dont know where to start, so I'll update with some med news (from my annual) apparently my long term blood glucose (BG) levels, otherwise known as HbA1c levels, have been rising steadily since 2006; it has gone from 5.5% back then to 6.3% this year and so I was referred to the diabetic nurse for a four day strap on test. This is where you wear a tiny device strapped to your belly (it doesn't hurt but get's in the way a bit. Sometimes ;-) ) which measures your BG levels continuously to see how the BG peaks and troughs are and how high and low your blood sugars go. You also have to do finger prick test four times a day so they can cross reference the belly device results with the finger prick device results.

I hope I'm not diabetic, it would be a real pain in the bum. So far it looks like my blood sugar is relatively normal apart from a slight peak in the evening after dinner; 2 hours after a roast squash risotto tea I peaked at 8.5, otherwise I seemed to be between 4.5 and 6.5, but we'll see when I meet up with the doctors in a few weeks...

2 comments:

Gemma said...

My GTT came back impaired once but when I monitored my bloods they were fine so fingers crossed you won't be diabetic! x

Woody said...

Thanks Gemma, it sounds like I'll be alright as it's not worth me taking insulin yet for these "small" highs x