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2/4/12 7:38 A

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Hello everyone.
I havent been diagnosed w diabetes but its a ver big possibility Im sure. My father was diagnosed 2 yrs ago and recently I had been unusually hungry. When I went to my annual GYN appointment I talked to her abt it, she did bloodwork, and the A1C came back slightly high - 5.7. This has me worried. Especially since my diet has changed the last few months.

We had a roommate move in with us and she likes to keep sweets around. I know its self control and I think I do really good considering they are always here. I have a sweet maybe every other day. Think Nutty Bar or Swiss Roll. But not even the whole pack. I will split it with my hubby or kids. Anyways, that lil change plus the change in my coffee makes me wonder if maybe this is a new thng. I dont rememebr when - I wanna say the same time my roommate moved in - I switched fom using Splenda to sugar. Money got tight and Splenda just got way too expensive. Now I use 3 teaspoons of reg granulated sugar in my coffee each day, 2 cups of coffee. Thats the only differences in my diet lately.

So the question is - do u think those 2 new changes could cause the high A1C reading? Ive never had it tested before. The only tme I was really hungry like before was when I was preg or right before my period, and both of those were ruled out. Im contemplating going back to Splenda and sugar free stuff to see if it changes. Its expensive but my health is worth it! Esp since I have an increased risk cuz of Dad.

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