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madman

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Thank you for letting join the group, im seeking advice i had a hb1c test in decmber that came to 41, so i bought a glucose blood test monitor to help me cut down , i suffer from psoriatic arthritis , non alcaholic liver disease , colitis and gastroparesis my upper gastro consultant keeps asking if im diabetic and when i was taken to hospital they were convinced due to keytones being high and the symptoms i suffered , which ive been for a couple of times last 12 months . i have been cutting out sugar and snacking but my blood is averaging 8.1 mmol/l and fasting blood tends to be around 8 and 2hrs in double figures, as hih as 15 and that is with small meal, ive even had it high after 3hrs. ive been to the drs several times and they keep fobbing me off saying that they wont do a test until april . ive been fighting for ages with this practice to get any diagnosis prior . ive been on edge a lot and restless and vthey put it down to anxiety so i decided to test and this was 3 hrs after eating and it was 13 . so i dont know what to do , any ideas as im beginning to run out thank you and sorry for any trouble.
 

Pine Marten

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Hi @madman, welcome to the forum. It's no trouble!

Over 48 gets a diabetes diagnosis so your 41 is just shy of the 'pre-diabetic' range of 42-48. You say you've cut out sugar and snacks, but are you still eating a lot of starchy carbs like bread, potatoes, pasta, cereals and rice? If you give us an idea of the meals you are having we can better suggest a few ideas :)
 

madman

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thank you , i do understand that . i eat seeded bread as white bread tends to make ill, meals usually vary between rice, mash, and spaghetti but its not in major portions i also forgot i also suffer from fybromyalgia as well . sorry for any trouble
 

grovesy

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thank you , i do understand that . i eat seeded bread as white bread tends to make ill, meals usually vary between rice, mash, and spaghetti but its not in major portions i also forgot i also suffer from fybromyalgia as well . sorry for any trouble
I would thought that gastropareis may be affecting your glucose levels , as I believe it affects absorption and emptying of the stomach.
 

madman

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thank you, at the moment its not being treated as consultant perscribed medication that my gp refuses to give as it will interact with my other medication so im waiting for alternatives and i only found out when i requested the medication in question for the 3rd time , thank you
 

Pine Marten

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Good thought from @grovesy. I don't know much about your other ailments, @madman, I'm afraid, but I sympathise about the fibromyalgia as a friend of mine gets it quite badly at times.

But to your meals - if I varied between rice, mash and spaghetti my numbers would go up too! If you reduce these foods and replace them other things and with more green leafy veg, you should see an improvement. I'm not much of a cook but if you enjoy cooking there are lots of recipes on the other threads. Mash can be made out of cauliflower, there are low carb loaves in many supermarkets, and eating more dairy, good quality meat, eggs, and fish, would also help.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @madman

Hope you manage to get an HbA1c check undertaken soon. Do you think one of your other clinics (eg upper gastro) might be able to request one?
 

Ditto

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Hello and welcome to the forum @madman :)
 
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