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Blood sugar question for the docs

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MH
Jun 2014
8:55am, 11 Jun 2014
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MH
Following a number of weeks, possibly months where I've been experiencing (for me) periods of feeling particularly lethargic and under the weather, putting it down to work stress and needing a holiday - my OH suggested I test my blood sugar. Mainly to keep him happy, I tested it this morning having had nothing to eat since dinner last night - it was 7.4

Should I take myself straight off to the docs or is it worth waiting a few weeks to see if it just 'settles down'?
(if you are wondering why we have a glucose monitor - we used to have a diabetic cat, and you use the same equipment - it's a Bayer Ascensia Breeze II)
Jun 2014
9:11am, 11 Jun 2014
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HellsBells
a single result is not diagnostic, but that is a raised level for a fasted sample
how long have you had the test strips, as they may no longer be reliable
it would be worth getting an appt
Jun 2014
9:24am, 11 Jun 2014
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Velociraptor
A blood sugar of 7.4 isn't likely to be an explanation for why you're not feeling well (it's most unlikely to cause any symptoms at all) - it's far more likely that you DO need a holiday.

It would be worth seeing your doctor, who will probably arrange a proper blood glucose test and a number of other blood tests to check for other possible physical causes for your tiredness.
MH
Jun 2014
9:29am, 11 Jun 2014
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MH
that it a good point Hells Bells - they are still in date, but the last two sealed strips in a disc that hasn't been used since last year.
MH
Jun 2014
10:00am, 11 Jun 2014
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MH
and thank you both, btw
Jun 2014
10:25am, 11 Jun 2014
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SODIron © 2002
a few years ago I was feeling lethargic and struggling with energy levels...a blood test showed I was anaemic and in need for iron tablets. A few months of iron and I was back on top form again...definitely get a blood test from your GP, as V says.."It would be worth seeing your doctor, who will probably arrange a proper blood glucose test and a number of other blood tests to check for other possible physical causes for your tiredness."

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