In April of 2007 I had a routine physical and my fasting blood glucose reading was 99. In October of the same year, being the hypocondriac that I am, I went to an endocrynologist for a 2nd opinion. The Doc administered an A1C test and the results came back with a reading of 5.0%. Are these two numbers incompatible? I bought a home glucose monitor and check in the morning. Sometimes after waking in the morning my reading is 102, 101, etc. When I come home from the gym after work the reading is 88, 92, 96 etc. I am very in-shape, work out aerobically and with weights. My parents are in their 80's and are not diabetic nor are any of my 3 siblings (all older) nor were my grandparents diabetics. Am I just a worry wart? I just don't like the thought that my fasting number is so very close to the upper limit of the normal persons fasting glucose.
Shouldn't my fasting glucose be around 80?
Hi Thomas Henry.
You're a worry wart :)
Your numbers are good. Your numbers are the numbers I wish I had! Your A1C is well below the suggested normal being <6. You don't appear to have any of the risk factors, and you live a healthy lifestyle. I think you're ok! But don't take my word for it. If you are really concerned that your numbers might be off, do call your doctor to voice your concerns. Online sites are great places to harvest the information you need to ask all the right questions, but they can not take the place of your doctor's solid medical advice and care.
Here is some information about diabetes just in case you want to read up on it.
There is a great
overview about diabetes here. You can read
about the symptoms that indicate possible diabetes, possible
causes and risk
factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes, the medications
generally prescribed for diabetics, tips about lifestyle
changes and diet and exercise that can help, and treatments
currently being used.
Good luck and stay in touch!Vicki M