From Orange County, California, USA:
Four years ago, at age 32, I had an elevated fasting blood sugar reading, 132 mg/dl [7.3 mmol/L] on a life insurance exam. My A1c came back on subsequent testing at 10.2. I am male, Caucasian, 5 feet, 10 inches, 150 pounds. All further tests (antibodies, GAD, etc.) for type 1 came back negative.
I adjusted my diet and began an exercise plan. Since that time, I have had A1cs every three months which have always come back under 6.0. My fasting blood sugar, which I test every morning, remains elevated, between 115 mg/dl [6.4 mmol/L] and 155 mg/dl [8.6 mmol/L], consistently. In terms of different times throughout the day, if I eat low carbohydrate meals, my two hour postprandial blood sugar is below 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]. Alternatively, if I eat a excessively high carbohydrate meal, I will have a reading of over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L].
I tested the fasting blood sugar of my 60-year-old mother and 23-year-old sister. Both are thin and exercise regularly as well. Their blood sugars were 133 mg/dl [7.4 mmol/L] and 148 mg/dl [8.2 mmol/L], respectively. But, their A1c tests came back less than 6.0, also. On an oral glucose tolerance test, my blood sugar hit 320 mg/dl [17.8 mmol/L] at the two hour mark.
What in the world type of diabetes do I have? Could it be MODY? I have read all of the profiles for every type and it just doesn't seem that I fit within any of them.
You have type 2 diabetes. Lack of obesity cannot be an exclusion for your diagnosis. The glucose levels are high enough to meet the diagnosis.
Original posting 24 Sep 2007
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:12
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