This is a precautionary tale. My fasting blood sugar ahs always been perfect, around 83. mg/dL. Quote by dumb luck, I started monitoring my blood sugar after eating things like oatmeal and oranges (among other). WH]hen I mentioned my post-prandial readings (1 hour after eating) the cardiologist I work with suggested I have what is called an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).
My GP scoffed at the idea after noting my perfect fasting blood sugars. But, I persisted and practically demanded the test. Guess what, it showed I was prediabetic!
The moral of the story is don;t go for years as I did thinking everything is allright. So what I did, take up the many offers for a free blood sugar monitor the next time you are able and test yourself one hour after eating. Better yet, if you have heart disease ask your doc about an OGTT test. If you get any resistance show your doc this article about heart disease risk and fasting versus post-prandial blood sugar.
Oh, and let us know how your doc responds! A refusal to even consider the test may mean it's time to find a new doc!
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