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4/21/11 1:49 P

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Let us know what the doc tells you.

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4/21/11 1:34 P

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Yes... thank you everyone for the information. I read somewhere last night in my anxiety ridden state that glucose levels could raise when we experience illness, injury or surgery as a way to help our body heal. It was not a reliable source so I through it out to my community here.

I heard it can happen to people who have heart or valve surgery too. I wish I knew more, because it is making me crazy. I have all intensions to continue my health journey, so in the long run I'm sure I'll be fine...BUT there things I wasn't told along the way I wish I'd been informed of...

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What a Team! Love all the answers you're getting...being a non-medical health professional I was totally stumped by your question! Kudos for putting this out there and thank you everyone for sharing your knowledge & expertise!

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4/21/11 3:24 A

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My guess is that your family doc just saw the increase of your AIC to 5.6 and he/she is acting on that observation. The family doc probably has no idea of what IV fluids you received in the hospital unless you were in there for a number of days, so he/she is not thinking about that as a factor.

It sounds like your doc is very proactive with the new standards for diabetes. The CDC keeps lowering the limits for diabetes because more and more people are obese and becoming diabetic. I realize that the news you got would be very upsetting and shocking. I would suggest that you discuss your IV fluids with your doc, keep up the exercise and weight loss and ask the doc to recheck you in 3 months. Rest in the fact that you are NOT diabetic at this point regardless of whether the IV was contributory or not. Things could likely look much different in a few months. emoticon

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4/21/11 1:38 A

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I really can't say if the glucose elevation is temporary. One of the things you can do to help lower your blood glucose is to continue to lose weight. Increased exercise causes a more efficient utilization of insulin produced by your pancreas, which will lower your blood sugar.

Here is a link to the Spark Diabetes Center, with lots of good information:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/diabete
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Here's a good article regarding pre-diabetes:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/Health_
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You're correct. Your physician should have explained it better to you. It wouldn't be out of line to put in a call to your Dr. Good for you that you are keeping such a good watch on your health. Let me know how it goes for you.

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4/21/11 1:19 A

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Yes... my 3 previous test results were 90 mg... 5.0 I guess. Even in January it was 90 mg fasting glugose test... It was 1 week after surgery that it jumped to 140 (5.6) is this temporary? Should my doctor have explained this to me???

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Are you in Canada or the US or somewhere else? They use different measuring systems for blood sugar in different countries. In the US it should be less than 100 fasting and in Canada it should be less than 6.1. A1C is the same in both countries and should be less than 6.5%

Here is more information on normal levels:
www.diabetes-blood-sugar-solutions.c
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I am an RN with 35 years of health care experience. One explanation for the change in blood glucose levels is the stress you endured related to your surgical procedure. If the surgeon prescribed an IV solution with dextrose (glucose), that could have also affected your blood glucose level. Your HgbA1c (test of blood sugar levels over 12 weeks' time) result of 5.6 is very slightly elevated. Do you have a previous A1c level available for comparison?

Congratulations on your weight loss. If you have any questions regarding whether further weight loss is needed, here's the link to an article on calculating your current BMI (body mass index) and the BMI at your ideal weight.

Best wishes to you. Let me know how this goes for you.


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4/20/11 10:51 P

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Yes, Reyveo, IV fluids can make a difference in your blood sugar test. The first test you had was a fasting glucose. It is a reading of what your sugar level is at the time it is drawn. The hemoglobin A1C is the second test you had done. It represents your average glucose level over the past 3 months, most significantly in the past 4 weeks. If you had IV fluids with glucose in them and if you had fluids over several days
, it may have increased your levels. Normal levels are 4-5.9. Though 5.8 is close to the upper limit, most docs do not start you on medication for that level. They usually want you to try to get your level down with exercise and diet. It would be appropriate, especially given your situation, to recheck your level in 3 months.

Good for you losing the 30 pounds! It might be the only thing that kept you from having a level over 6! Keep up the good work!!! Many times weight loss and exercise is enough to keep your levels down. Other times you just can't fight the family genes.



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I haven't had a chance to speak to my Dr yet, but I'm looking for information. Three months ago I had blood work done to check my cholesterol and glucose serum and my glucose serum was 90... normal. a few weeks ago I had surgery and a week later I had blood work done again. My Dr left me a message to say my fasting glucose was 5.6 Pre-diabetic and to call her tomorrow to make an appointment with her...

Is that possiable... could it be from the surgery a week earlier???? During the 3 months in question, I lost 30 pounds, quit soda and have been working out... Help... I need to more information on this, because it makes no sence that my glucose serum went up after surgery. I have done everything righ in the last 3 months and 3 months it was normal... I'm very concerned... unless it is temp. Thanks

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