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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Diabetes Test

Hey all!  OK...so I've got some stuff lined up.  I have my pain management appointment Wedsneday.  I'm going to try to get that doc to notate that my weight is causing the pain...we'll see how that goes.  Also, I'm supposed to go in for an Hemoglobin A1C test tomorrow as well.  They're hoping my levels will be high enough to make a case for diabetes.  Hoping to be diabetic?  Weird.  OK...so anyone know how to "fudge" this kind of test?  Can I drink a milkshake or something before I go in to raise the levels?  My sleep study is scheduled for July 3rd but there's a possibility that will get moved up.  I told them if anyone cancels, let me know even if it's during the week.  Feels good to be taking some proactive steps and my surgeon's office really does want to get me approved.  They're working very hard at it.  I have a strong family history of diabetes and heart disease so we're hoping that will help as well.  That's all the news for now.  Any advice on that hemoglobin test will be greatly appreciated.  I mean...it's a blood test so not sure if there's much I can do about that.  Again, thank you all for your amazing support and well wishes.  I really I hope I'll be able to join you Bandland soon.

10 comments:

TJ said...

The A1C test in a sense checks your blood sugars for the last three months. It is designed to not be skewed by what you have eaten lately. The sleep apnea test may be the one that gets you there. I know a lot of people who thought that they didn't have it and the test showed they did. Especially if you sleep on your back like I do. Even a mild case should show up.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I think I had the A1C test too. It did not show I had diabetes, but over the 3 month span my numbers were quite high. It meant that I was not too far from getting diabetes..Does that make sense? Good luck to you!

Colls said...

Yay! Things are coming together. Good Luck!

Fiona said...

Fingers crossed for you honey.

carla said...

fingers and toes and everything else crossed for you!!!

I can do this.....finally said...

Thinking positive thoughts for you!

Linda said...

TJ's right A1C tests your blood for the last 3 months, so there's nothing you could do. If they were giving you a glucose tolerance test you could for sure. I hope that something turns up to get you approval.

Jenny said...

I can't offer any advice, just good vibes!!

Girl Bandit said...

So glad to hear a bit more pep in your post...you are on the right track...keep at it...we are all behind you

Bonnie said...

Hoping you get results you need to get approval. I'm getting nervous about my approval - it's been almost 3 weeks since info submitted and I haven't heard anything.