Diabetes question

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    Hello everyone I am a proffesional speaker. I have been speaking to myself about going to nursing school for the last 12 years But that is as far as I got. I have a question I would like somebody to help me with.

    One month ago I took a blood test and it came back with a Glucose level of 460. This of course from my many years of drinking 6 bottles of Mountain Dew at work and then a 2 liter when I was home everyday. Also I am overweight 6' 2" 340lbs 30 years old. Diabetes also runs in my fathers side of the family. So once I got the results of my test I stopped eating anything with sugar in it and ate Healthy choice TV dinners. I then went to the doctors and he did a test and my glucose came back 147 fasting. He then did a test that he said will test it for like a month past and that came back 280. I was given a meter by the doctor and I have tested myself a few times. The first test was when I woke up after not eating since the day prior and my results were 127, then I did it one day 2 hours after I ate and it came back 111, then yesterday I ate chicken wings that I am not suppose to due to the breading on it and I tested it 2 hours after and it came back 112.

    So my question is Can it be that I am not diabetic and just over did the eating? I would drink pop/soda like there was no tommorow and eat fried foods candy ice cream pudding etc alot! Like a preson who drinks too much alcohol would have a high blood alcohol level but if the cut down or cut it out the level would lower. Thanks so much
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    Quote from RN_WannaBe
    Hello everyone I am a proffesional speaker. I have been speaking to myself about going to nursing school for the last 12 years But that is as far as I got. I have a question I would like somebody to help me with.

    One month ago I took a blood test and it came back with a Glucose level of 460. This of course from my many years of drinking 6 bottles of Mountain Dew at work and then a 2 liter when I was home everyday. Also I am overweight 6' 2" 340lbs 30 years old. Diabetes also runs in my fathers side of the family. So once I got the results of my test I stopped eating anything with sugar in it and ate Healthy choice TV dinners. I then went to the doctors and he did a test and my glucose came back 147 fasting. He then did a test that he said will test it for like a month past and that came back 280. I was given a meter by the doctor and I have tested myself a few times. The first test was when I woke up after not eating since the day prior and my results were 127, then I did it one day 2 hours after I ate and it came back 111, then yesterday I ate chicken wings that I am not suppose to due to the breading on it and I tested it 2 hours after and it came back 112.

    So my question is Can it be that I am not diabetic and just over did the eating? I would drink pop/soda like there was no tommorow and eat fried foods candy ice cream pudding etc alot! Like a preson who drinks too much alcohol would have a high blood alcohol level but if the cut down or cut it out the level would lower. Thanks so much
    As I understand it, you will always be diabetic. That is, it is possible that with a proper balance of diet and exercise you may be able to maintain your blood suger at safe levels, you will never get back to the point where eating sugar won't spike it way above what a normal person would get eating the same thing. But you need a lot more information than you're going to get here on the forum. You need one to one counseling with someone who does this for a living.
    Note: you will find some claims that diabetes can be "cured" through various diet and supplement plans. That goes against mainstream theory, but who knows? If you discover something that cures your diebetes please post it here.
    The catch is, a standard ADA diet is really what everyone should be eating anyway.
    (Heh... I used to drink 6 to 10 Cokes a day along with a half gallon of orange juice, quart of whole milk and a Cinnebonn here and there. Then one day at a routine physical I had a FBS of 174. You know the rest of the story...)
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    Quote from RN_WannaBe
    Hello everyone I am a proffesional speaker. I have been speaking to myself about going to nursing school for the last 12 years But that is as far as I got. I have a question I would like somebody to help me with.

    One month ago I took a blood test and it came back with a Glucose level of 460. This of course from my many years of drinking 6 bottles of Mountain Dew at work and then a 2 liter when I was home everyday. Also I am overweight 6' 2" 340lbs 30 years old. Diabetes also runs in my fathers side of the family. So once I got the results of my test I stopped eating anything with sugar in it and ate Healthy choice TV dinners. I then went to the doctors and he did a test and my glucose came back 147 fasting. He then did a test that he said will test it for like a month past and that came back 280. I was given a meter by the doctor and I have tested myself a few times. The first test was when I woke up after not eating since the day prior and my results were 127, then I did it one day 2 hours after I ate and it came back 111, then yesterday I ate chicken wings that I am not suppose to due to the breading on it and I tested it 2 hours after and it came back 112.

    So my question is Can it be that I am not diabetic and just over did the eating? I would drink pop/soda like there was no tommorow and eat fried foods candy ice cream pudding etc alot! Like a preson who drinks too much alcohol would have a high blood alcohol level but if the cut down or cut it out the level would lower. Thanks so much
    Uh, first of all, I think you need to be directing this info towards your doc. Second, if he told you that you're diabetic, then I'm guessing you are. Did he confirm that diagnosis with more than one lab fasting? A1C? Was there glucose in your urine? Ketones? Have you been having symptoms?

    IMHO, checking your blood sugar once in awhile, not on a regular basis - same time daily, doesn't give a clear picture of what's going on. You can control blood sugar with diet and exercise, but I would be a little surprised to hear that you got control of it so quickly.

    My wife is a diabetic, and from my experience, this all sounds a little odd. Head back to your doc and find out what's up. 460 is no joke - you need to get on top of this.
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    For the information you provided, it appears that you have Type II diabetes, which is genearlly related to being overweight. (Type I diabetes is not).

    In many cases, people with Type II diabetes will not be diabetic after loosing a significant amount of weight.

    So, yes, its possible to be diabtic at one point in life, and later not be.
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    Quote from Lawnurse
    For the information you provided, it appears that you have Type II diabetes, which is genearlly related to being overweight. (Type I diabetes is not).
    That is not necessarily true. Not only have I had many patients that are of normal weight have type II, I was recently at a diabetic class, and most of the patients there were NOT overweight. It certainly can be a factor though.

    Now, all of the type I diabetics on one side of the family here are overweight, and on the other side, they're not. Nothing is written in stone.
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    Type II diabetes is generally related to being overweight. It is possible for persons who are not overweight to develop type II.

    as to your second point, I challenge the general perception of what "overweight" is. It's not as "fat" as one might think.

    I find it difficult to belive that in a diabetes class, most people were not overweight, given that in any randomly selected group of people in America, most WILL be overweight.

    Further, if a weight problem created the diabetes, it is Type II diabetes - even if it a child who gets it.
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    Yes, you are a diabetic. But it sounds like you're diet controlled so keep up the good work with that. As a nurse I can't tell you how important it is to keep that glucose under control.

    Denial is a killer.

    (Normal is 60-120, so you are still on the high range or 'normal').
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    Quote from Lawnurse
    Type II diabetes is generally related to being overweight. It is possible for persons who are not overweight to develop type II.

    as to your second point, I challenge the general perception of what "overweight" is. It's not as "fat" as one might think.

    I find it difficult to belive that in a diabetes class, most people were not overweight, given that in any randomly selected group of people in America, most WILL be overweight.

    Further, if a weight problem created the diabetes, it is Type II diabetes - even if it a child who gets it.
    I'm just telling you what I've experienced and seen. I don't care if you find it hard to believe.

    I don't know about America...I'm in Canada.
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    a blood sugar of 400+ is a bad bad thing ...yes it is possible to control diabetes with excercise and diet but these are tools...you must wake and face the facts...you can lose your sight and you limbs and finally your life...fasting blood sugar in this range is hurting your arteries all over your body
    get a good diet from your md maybe from support groups in your area or over the net
    this is your life and this is the quaility of life you are the only one who can take charge here
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    Quote from markjrn
    I'm just telling you what I've experienced and seen. I don't care if you find it hard to believe.

    I don't know about America...I'm in Canada.

    This issue here is defining diabetes, not what YOU care about. Focus!


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