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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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hi i have hypoglycemia, i noticed when my blood sugar goes low to about 70 ill eat something and then check my sugars again. it has been sky rocketing to abou 172 that is not normal for me since it usually only goes up to about 100. then about an hour or so it goes back down to 70. do i have pre diabetes?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   Give me your age?
User :   30
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when did you notice it?
User :   about a few weeks ago
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   With this you cannot come to diagnosis of pre diabetes.
User :   then why is it so high?
Doctor :   You have to get a fasting blood.
User :   i ordered an a1c test wil that help?
Doctor :   It can be due to high glycemic food.
User :   oh i see
User :   so what kind of glycemic food should i eat
Doctor :   Hba1c should be less than 6%.
Doctor :   You have to eat low glycemic food like cereals, vegetables, which are high fiber food.
User :   well i had oatmeal this morning isnt that good?
User :   it has fiber and oats so i figured it would be ok but it went up high
Doctor :   That is good.
User :   and it only lasted about an hour then my blood sugar went back down to 70
Doctor :   You need to get an OGGT and Fasting blood glucose.
User :   whats a oggt
Doctor :   You can get accurate measure from home testing devices.
Doctor :   Oral glucose tolerance test , sorry its is OGTT.
User :   how do you do the home testing device test
User :   u mean from my glucose meter?
Doctor :   Where did you measure blood glucose?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   i have a glucose meter i use at home
User :   my dr gave it to me
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok so how do i do it
Doctor :   Most of the glucose meter give only appropriate reading.
User :   i dont understand
Doctor :   To get accurate reading you have to get the test done in a laboratory.
User :   ok i will do the a1c test that should be good yes?
Doctor :   It is very good.
User :   ok thank u
User :   so until then i shouldnt worry too much about the high blood sugar?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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