lowest was 69 I think it was and highest was 132... bad thing is I tested before dinner it was at 132. Was feeling like I was going to start an 'attack last week' so I ate dinner it dropped down to like 72 when I tested a few hours later but again at that point I was feeling pretty cruddy.
Wondering if I'm dealing with highs and lows instead of just hypo now.
Since I got the glucometer today was the day that I felt the worst so today I got some good readings for the doctor.
My fingers keep bruising though from the pokes. My arm is all bruised up from the blood draws they did on Friday. Weird thing is all the bruises are showing up today. For instance pokes I did 2-3 days ago are bruising today. The blood draw from the lab on Friday showed up today as a HUGE ugly painful bruise. I wonder if it is all related in some way.
132 before dinner is a little high, there could potentially be an issue there. Unless you had ate something high in sugar/carbohydrate less than two hours before.
69 isn't low enough to be a hypoglycemic blood sugar, you'd be looking more at 45. And your blood sugars aren't going significantly high either (except the reading before dinner, I'd expect that to be lower). They're generally within normal range. 72 a few hours after eating is normal, it's a point where you'd be looking at getting another meal Everyones blood sugar fluctuates throughout the day, up and down within a certain range, that's natural.
The bruising could be a clue as to what the cause is, there are conditions that can cause more/less bruising than normal.
Have you had the results of your blood tests back yet, or are you waiting to see your doctor? Actually, have you seen your doctor today?
Good news is your results are normal. Insulin anti bodies (I ran a test for this the other day!) are generally only a problem in type 1 diabetics when the insulin they inject is rejected by their body. This result will probably be normal.
Unfortunately a lot of doctors will look towards anxiety or depression when no physical cause can be found from a blood screen/examination. I imagine that without particularly high or low blood sugar readings an endo may well say the same. You could still see an endo for peace of mind, that's up to you.
Since the main issue here is your attacks then I think it's reasonable to suspect anxiety (especially as glucose didn't seem to help any at the time), your doctor will want to rule this out as it's common. If the pills/talks don't help then your doctor can look at other options.
He will rule out the most likely suspects first, and probably doesn't mean to make you feel like a loon
If I was you I'd keep a few of those sticks, and next time you have an attack check your blood sugar, to rule out blood sugar being the cause.
Well, though it's POSSIBLE, I don't recommend jumping into that dustbin diagnosis just yet. You should give yourself some time on a healthy diet and lifestyle changes before jumping into that. They wanted to do that to me plenty of times, with what were seemingly 'normal' readings at first. I kept pushing and fixed it myself in the end, tracking my sugar in the process and so forth. Don't be drawn into it until you've ruled out as much as possible. Perhaps, as in my case, you simply have some sort of definiciency of an enzyme that is causing occasional hypoglycemic drops or hypoglycemic-like symptoms. Sometimes one little thing can throw everything off. One of my triggers ended up being something called phytic acid, that's why I recommended the sprouted grain products to you. I used to work in mental health, and I can tell you that the symptoms you are describing are NOT well connected to anxiety. Doctors are quick to say 'it's all in your head' to explain away plenty of things, but they're very slow to say 'it's all in your body and that's why it's in your head.' We like to see the connection from mind to body but not the other way around a lot, not sure why, perhaps something to do with the development of our world view over time (starting in Greece, but I won't get into that). The bruising is likely nothing. I got bruised in the veins when they drew blood from me and it hurt a bit for a few days. When I had an IV in my hand not too long ago (actually about a year), it was bruised and took over a week to feel back to normal. DO NOT obsess about all the little symptoms you're experiencing, I know you're starting to do it. Have you been eating better? Made any other changes?