Diabetes

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Posted by: Dottie | 2012/09/14

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Diabetes - onseker

Albei my ouers en my suster is diabete. Ek word nou al jare gese dat ek " borderline"  is en myself moet oppas. Ek kom al ''n paar maande agter dat wanneer ek ''n hoe koolhidraatete soos pasta eet, dan is ek moeg/tam/lam/ ongeveer ''n halfuur na die ete. Volgens my dokter is dit omdat my bloedsuiker dan hoog is. Maar terselfdertyd kom ek agter dat binne 2,1/2 ure na enige ete, ek skielik bewering voel, soms naar, sweterig, hoofpyn, honger, ek konsentreer nie, is geirriteerd en het (wat mense noem " brain fog" ). Nou se die dokter dit is omdat my bloedsuiker dan te skielik val. Ek het begin om Manna tablette saam met elke ete te neem, so indien ek wel heelwat koolhidrate inneem, is die uitwerking nie so sleg nie en voel ek eintlik asof niks verkeerd is nie. Ek het egter nog steeds die probleem met die tussen-in tye. Is ek insulienweerstandig? Het ek lae bloedsuiker? Moet ek die Manna tablette liewers los (dit help wel met etes).

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Diabetes expert

Dear Dottie

With you family history, you are at higher risk for diabetes, but your latest (?fasting) glucose is in the normal range, not yet in the pre-diabetes range which ranges from 6.1 to 6.9. To get a better idea of your glucose levels, you could get your doctor to do a glucose tolerance test, along with a 3 month glucose average test, called an HbA1c to get a better overall picture. There are some patients who when they are in the pre-diabetes phase can get their glucose levels going a bit higher after a meal and then falling rapidly, although not to very low levels at which we would define true hypolglycemia. Treatment for this would involve a low glycemic index diet.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/09/25

Dear Dottie

With you family history, you are at higher risk for diabetes, but your latest (?fasting) glucose is in the normal range, not yet in the pre-diabetes range which ranges from 6.1 to 6.9. To get a better idea of your glucose levels, you could get your doctor to do a glucose tolerance test, along with a 3 month glucose average test, called an HbA1c to get a better overall picture. There are some patients who when they are in the pre-diabetes phase can get their glucose levels going a bit higher after a meal and then falling rapidly, although not to very low levels at which we would define true hypolglycemia. Treatment for this would involve a low glycemic index diet.

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Posted by: dottie | 2012/09/14

Skuus, ek kan ook net noem dat ek onlangs bloedtoetse vir versekering uitgeneem het. My cholesterol vlak was 4.5, bloedsuiker 4.9 en lewerfunksie 20

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