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6/11/17 1:13 P

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I know this is an old post.

Blood sugar can be high if your body is stressed. So a fasting level could be higher. Exercise can also lower blood sugar levels, so maybe your using the sugars during the day, which is showing up in your A1C readings.

I think that is why it is good to have both readings. They give a more complete picture of what is happening in your body.

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7/22/16 8:13 P

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Excellent news!!! Now remember to follow the doctor's orders. We like success stories.

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7/22/16 1:57 A

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I saw my doctor this afternoon, and she was not at all concerned with my FBS. She said it might have been caused by my being dehydrated, and she also said that it's possible the niacin I take to raise my HDL, could also contribute to a higher FBS.

All my other labs were good, including cholesterol and triglycerides. She said I don't need to get a glucose meter, I should stick with a low carb eating plan, and she'll see me in a year.

Thanks for your replies.

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7/21/16 2:27 P

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Check with your insurance company, they get finicky about which ones they will pay for, best to get the prescription from doc for that.


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7/21/16 12:31 P

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Thanks for the link.

I have my physical today, so I'm going to ask the doctor if she thinks I should buy a glucose monitor and check it occasionally. Last year, she wasn't concerned, but my FBS was up a bit this year. Even if she doesn't recommend getting one, I think I'll buy one anyway.

Do you know of a good one?

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7/18/16 6:01 P

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My A1C wasn't quite that low but I did have a pretty good gap. The A1C, as it was explained to me, is a 3 month average. So on the average you have good healthy eating. Your 121 was probably related to things you ate the past 48 hours.
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7/18/16 12:36 P

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I had fasting labs done last week because I have my annual physical this Thursday. I got the results already.

FBS - 121
A1c - 4.1%

To me, this doesn't make sense. In January, my FBS was 101 and my A1c was 3.9%.

I asked the doctor about it and she said the A1c showed that my blood sugar doesn't rise after meals, and that's a good thing. But the high FBS worries me.

I'm thinking I should invest in a glucometer and test, at least once a week. I don't want to go into Type II diabetes.

On a happier note, my doctor cut my cholesterol Rx dose in half, and my cholesterol is still well within the normal range. Same with my triglycerides.

I'll talk to her on Thursday, but in the meantime, I'm scouring the internet for information.

Has anyone had this type of results from fasting labs?

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