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Dr. HS finally gave up on me and is sending me to a specialist. My third lab blood test came back in the 150 region. He tested it my glucose again with a One Touch monitor in his office and it was 151.

He says I am the first person he hasn't been confident in diagnosing (the glucose levels are high, but I have no symptoms and am a "bean pole."). I said that is OK, that is what second opinions are for. So...off I go to another doctor, which I really didn't want. I want to stay with Dr. HS for most everything.

My question to you - is there anything I should be sure to ask or mention when I see the specialist? I am planning on getting copies of all of my old bloodowork from Dr. HS so I can have lots of data for the specialist

If push comes to shove, at least I have H. He knows about food and can cook me good meals. However, I am really afraid at the notion of 'having" to eat. Me and my stomach have a tumultuous relationship; when I am sad/upset/stressed, I do not want to eat, and if forced to eat, the food evacuates itself. Not ideal conditions for a diabetic.

Thanks again for toletrating all of the stupid questions.
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    hmonkeyhmonkey member
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    edited December 2011
    i am so sad your time with dr. hs might be coming to an end. 
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    edited December 2011
    Only for the diabetuus. I'm still going to him for everything else. Did you see how he SAVED MY LIFE!?!?! He gave me antibiotics when I was sick that the surgeon said probably saved my appendix from bursting. SAVED MY LIFE!!!
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    hmonkeyhmonkey member
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    well, he has always been free and easy with the drugs, bless his heart.

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    edited December 2011
    From your lips to God's ears, hmo.
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    Sorry, I can't think of any good questions, but I've never been to an appointment with DH to hear all of the fun stuff they get to talk about. I'm also sorry that it didn't just turn out to be just one freak blood test. 

    If they don't offer it, you can ask to be put in contact with a dietician that specializes in diabetets.   Also, your insurance company might start sending you fun things to remind you that you are diabetic.  DH got a fanny pack when we switched insurance last.  Now he gets a magazine from them every few months with recipes and articles about foolish people who don't take their meds.
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    HeffalumpHeffalump member
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    edited December 2011
    What kind of test was it?  Fasting?  Glucose challenge?  (Sounds like the latter, but I don't want to assume.)

    If they haven't already, have them give you an Hb A1C (glycated hemoglobin) test.  LSS, it looks at how much sugar was present when your red blood cells were formed, and those are usually about 3 mo. old.  That will let you know if your blood sugar is just recently out of whack or if it's a longer term issue.  They will probably do this anyway, but if not, definitely ask.

    I'm no doctor, but you may also want to ask about checking your pancreatic function.  There is some autoimmune condition where your immune system begins to attack your pancreas, and they can do a pretty quick test to rule that out.  I only thought of it because you said that you don't fit the typical profile.  They gave it to me after DD was born to rule it out. 

    Finally, if you're not already, start regularly tracking your blood glucose.  I used to have to take mine when I woke up in the morning, and then 1 hr after every meal.  My blood sugar was pretty variable over the course of a day or a week, so having more readings might help illuminate what's really going on.
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