My last A1c was 6.6, previous one 8 or 9, can't remember, but my GP refused to accept it or my high plasma glucose level, saying there must have been a mistake!
After 2 years, (last October) my local hospital insisted I take a pre diabetic test independent of the GP which showed I was diabetic. I have all the diabetic problems of eyesight, feet, loo, thirst, tiredness, nerve pains etc. Still my GP would not take it onboard.
Following the hospital chasing my GP up, today, finally, after a reading of 13, the diabetic nurse checked my results and I have been registered diabetic and on medication. It has taken so long that my feet and eyes need to be tested and treated.
Going to the loo 5 times a night and having thirst so bad that I am sick or vomit if I don't drink was apparently not an indicator of diabetes to my GP, amongst my other symptons.
I'm happy that finally this has been recognised as I have been going downhill fast. It shouldn't take this length of time, and has been going on much longer than 2 years. Also I have a Mother and 2 brothers diabetic. One of my brothers had a heart attack last year as he didn't realise he was diabetic.
Finally I can get better and know what is wrong with me.