From Maine, USA:
I have an adult friend - mid 30's - who just told me she was told by a doctor she had a blood glucose reading of 350 or so and was at "high risk" for developing diabetes. My son (7) has Type 1 so I know that 350 is very high - and I was tempted to tell her to get an appointment with an endocrinologist ASAP. Her doctor doesn't seem to be treating this aggressively - no medication and just put her on a diet. I am worried about this approach because of the side effects of diabetes and knowing that Type 2's often go years without treatment.
Should I get involved and suggest that she see a diabetes specialist - or should I sit back and assume her Primary Care physician knows what is going on? Any advice would be appreciated!
I'd suspect there's been an error somewhere:
- Was her sugar really 350? If so, she's got diabetes for sure.
- Was her sugar really 350, her doc really concerned, and she's minimizing the diabetes for some reason? If so, she's in major denial.
- Was her doc really implying to minimize it? if so, she's got the wrong doc.
Original posting 22 Jan 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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