Diabetes diagnosis

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I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I gave birth a month ago. I'm meant to have my fasting glucose test next week so I decided to check my glucose levels at home. Yesterday I had a burger for dinner and 1.5 hours after having my dinner I took the test. It turned out 9.0. In the morning I did my fasting test and it was 5.3. I had 2 toasts of brown bread with Nutella for breakfast. One hour after breakfast it was 6.7. I had one full plate of rice with lamb meat and one hour after it was 5.7. For dinner today I had a burger and one slice of pizza and one hour after my sugar level was 9.3.

Do you think I have diabetes? I'm extremely worried. Is it diabetes or pre diabetes? I'm very scared of diabetes. Are my sugar levels totally out of control?

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    I'm not an expert by any means but, from what I've learned recently, it would be an idea to get it checked just to make sure. I believe normal bloods are between four and seven but yours could be different because you are post natal. See a doc to make sure, you don't want extra stress with a new baby.
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    Rebecca, I can assure you that your sugar levels are not totally out of control. Mine went up,to 30.7 at New Year - that IS totally out of control. From the figures you have written it is unlikely you have diabetes but it does need checking. Tell me though why are you so scared of it being diabetes?
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      I'm scared because I'm only 22 years old and I don't want to live the rest of my life with diabetes. I want to enjoy food and stay healthy.
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    Rebecca try testing after 2 hrs, it may be that your blood sugars are just peaking when you are testing as would anyones diabetic or not, i am always told at clinic to test at 2 hrs after food for a more normal reading, i dont think it sounds as though you are diabetic, if after 2 hours they are over 8 have a word with your doctor.

     

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    The length of time to leave a check after food is two hours. One hour gives you the peak reading. Two hours should be around 8. So I think you need not fret. By all means consult the Dr. However since you have your own test kit why not monitor yourself over a couple of days? Diabetic now for 12 years. Gestional diabetes is the pits, my daughter had to have insulin injections, now she is back to normal.
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