I'm sorry I haven't written in so long..I'm not sure anyone noticed or cared,lol I just like to pretend I'm missed :P
Anyway I have been really busy. Between switching jobs (I work in a medical practice now as a secretary..its a step closer in the scheme of things..better than a bank teller anyway) and preparing to submit my application to LPN school (cross your fingers) so needless to say I haven't had much time.
So back to the reason I'm writing this. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2002. My endocrinologist warned me it was a pre-diabetic condition, but being 18 I didn't pay much attention.Four years later I had my first OGTT with results in the pre-diabetic range (146). So I decided to join a gym and try to get this under control. My boyfriends mom is an LPN and gave me some testing supplies so I could keep track of things. My blood sugar was never higher than 130..high,but not diabetic.It usually was between 80-100.
However, two weeks ago I got quite a scare. I had missed two doses of my metformin, and was sick,which I know increases your BS.But after lunch I took it and it was 223 mg/dl. I noticed I had been urinating a lot,and noticed tingling in my limbs..both symptoms of diabetes. From that day I've been excercising,taking my meds regulary,testing and watching what I eat,and it seems to be back in the normal range. Everyone I've talked to tells me my blood sugar was elevated because I was sick,and I don't really have Type 2. But my argument is if my pancreas functioned normally,it wouldn't have gone that high. Also,even though I'm no longer sick I still am experiencing the neuropathy.My mother is urging me to go to the endocrinologist,and I haven't made an appointment because I know I'm going to get a lecture. Plus,I figure as long as my sugar levels are in the normal range she'll just tell me to keep doing what I'm doing. I haven't worked at the doctors office long enough where I feel comfortable asking them. So as a group of 'medical experts' what is your opinion? Do i have it?,and if I do, do I need to see a doctor? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you and I'm sorry for the novel!
Aug 28, '06
we at allnurses cannot give medical advice, as this is outside of the scope of this board. this does not mean that we don't care... so please make that appointment asap to see your primary care provider or endocrinologist. best wishes to you for a healthy future.