So I have been feeling very lethargic the past year and went in to get some blood work. I fasted for 12 hours prior to test, with the exception of mint that I had that morning hour before test that had sorbitol and less than a gram of sugar.
I'm in terrific shape and have a squeaky clean diet (FODMAP for the past 2 years because its easy on my stomach) yet my blood sugar levels came back at 106 mg/dL and that is considered pre diabetic when you're fasting. Normal is 65-99 mg/dL.
So do you believe that the mint heightened my blood sugar that much that I should retake the test?
I have not spoken to my doctor about it yet (results emailed to me) and have been trying to do some research prior so I can be prepared to have any additional questions.
Thanks in advance!
Not sure if it matters, but I'm 185 lbs, 7.5% body fat and workout 6 days per week. From all that I read, it looks like the results indicate that I'm moving towards type 2 diabetes? Better yet, the best way to prevent it is to eat healthy and exercise more. I could break down my diet easily since I eat the same thing daily and record calories, fat, carbs, protein and it's all low on the glycemic index :(