Hi All, so I've had my yearly blood test with full blood counts, fasting glucose, HBA1C and TSH. To get my results my GP practice doctor calls us and goes through the results; of which he only mentioned TSH, not all results so I had to ask for the fasting glucose and HBA1C. He seemed reluctant to discuss those so I had to push, anyway he just said "you're diabetic so you'll need to call the GP and arrange to see a nurse for advice and medication" that was it. No discussion of what it means, what the impact is or what my results actually were. I've written to formally request to view my results and will post them on here when I have them.
I have had a borderline pre-diabetic HBA1C two years ago which they said is generally inconclusive so repeated in 3 months and it was well back into the normal hence no repeats. I upped my exercise classes / sports from 3 hours a week to 5 and added in cycle commutes two times a week which has helped. I already eat healthy; reduced processed sugars, higher protein, low simple carbs, low gluten and dairy (my endometriosis flares up with gluten and dairy), no caffeine or sugary drinks. During lockdown gyms and classes have slowed and working from home means no cycle commute. I of course still exercise. I tried to mention this to the GP when he called but he just said "you're diabetic and need medication". Is it possible that sometimes it can be "reversed" just by upping metabolism? Do I have to go on medication right away? Whom should I talk to so I can discuss my results? From what I've read it should be a case by case and monitored; "Eat healthy"; We'll I already do that being into food and how it affects our bodies / immune system / energy / digestive system / existing conditions!
I've also read that the patient isn't considered diabetic until a repeat blood test of the same kind has a result in the same range. There's been no repeat, or one mentioned. I have no symptoms whatsoever. I'm concerned about my GP practice way of work; shouldn't they have called to discuss the glucose results, and actually mention what they are? I only know because I asked them, and haven't had any contact apart from my TSH!
I have a blood glucose testing at home (after the last pre diabetes testing) and the only time I find a peak in blood sugar is first thing in the morning, all other times it manages and maintains it within the healthy range. So I feel it's simply my exercise levels coupled with it getting cooler / unsettled weather so less exercise in the garden. I don't have much space in the house so would usually pick up more sports classes at this time of the year. The ones which I usually go to but are on hold: pole fitness, aerial silks and core training.
What would be my next steps?