I'm a 36 year old female. 5ft and 116lbs. I had tests in September for diabetes due to fatigue (turns out my thyroid is subclinical hypothyroid). My hba1c was 38. In December I was unwell with stress, my son was being bullied and was suicidal. Life was hell taking care of my son crippled by panic attacks and depression. I ended up bed bound with fatigue and stress at one point. My gp ran a huge list of bloods, one being my hba1c and cholesterol. Hba1c was 40. Total cholesterol 6.9. HDL 1.6. LDL 3.9 and Triglycerides 3.0.
I didn't fast and my bloods were taken straight after a meal at 1.30 pm. I've read triglycerides would be high and I should have fasted.
My gp wasn't concerned at all he said just eat lower fat to lower my cholesterol. Now my concern is this. Is my hba1c something to worry about? My fear is it could now be higher as it went up by 2 in 3 months. Everytime i feel tired or have a dry mouth I worry if i am diabetic. It's triggered anxiety in me terribly having all these bloods being a little off.
My gp said my hba1c is normal and they will just test it annually so not to be anxious. He said my cholesterol is up but that at my age I've low risk so at this point it's just annual bloods to check it. He said at 40 I am not at risk and no need to make any changes. I worry as I am a vegetarian so my diet is full of good carbs.
I've cut out all biscuits since december test that showed my hba1c was 40. I eat a square or 2 of dark choc ever other day. I never ate bad before but I'd have a biscuit a day and maybe oven chips, cheese, coconut milk, coconut oil eggs. Now I've cut out eggs. I rarely eat dairy as I was told to cut down on it and go half fat dairy but that's loaded with sugar. No butter or coconut oil. I drink a plant sterol drink daily.
Am I worrying over nothing?
I hope you all don't mind me posting.