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Ok, I talked to my doctor, told him about everything. He said (regarding the hyproglycemia), he goes, "don't eat any white rice" :o I said I've been living on that. He said stop it. I asked him if he's heard of Celiac. He said, "oh, celiac is older'n dirt and it's not to be fooled with", so YAY! My old country doctor is HIP! LOL!

So, Saturday morning I'm going to the hospital for the 5 hour glucose thing, and he's also doing the gluten blood tests (told him I ain't having no C-scope), and he's ordering a hormone level, too.

So, I am so happy that I talked to him. He fussed at me, "what in this world do you mean going on a gluten diet, not feeling good and not telling me one dam word about it?"

So, yeah, he's going to take care of me, get these tests done and see what's what.

I already feel better, as silly as that sounds. :)

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Can everyone on the forum stay at your place when we come to see your doc? :P

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Can everyone on the forum stay at your place when we come to see your doc? :P

LOL! No, seriously I am laughing out loud! Of course! C'mon! We'll all have a blast! When he graduated, he was a doctor in Appalachia so God only knows what he saw there, he says he learned more in the hills than he did in grad school. He's been practicing since the sixties, so he knows a thing or two and keeps up on everything.

I really thought he'd be like "huh?" but yeah he was telling me all kinds of things about celiac and wheat and blood sugar. I feel soooooooo happy! :D:D

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That's great Connie. Sounds like you are in good hands. I had the 3 hr. glucose tolerance test. Bring plenty of reading material, distractions, busy work etc. I'm the biggest baby when it comes to blood draws and have been known to pass out but it went fine. I had wonderful lab ladies. I tell everyone, if I could do it they surely can!

After you get the OGTT results, take a look at this site so that you know what your numbers mean. http://bloodsugar101.com/

There are some good tests out there that can be helpful. We shouldn't have to figure it out all on our own! I really hope these will provide you with some good direction.

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That's great Connie. Sounds like you are in good hands. I had the 3 hr. glucose tolerance test. Bring plenty of reading material, distractions, busy work etc. I'm the biggest baby when it comes to blood draws and have been known to pass out but it went fine. I had wonderful lab ladies. I tell everyone, if I could do it they surely can!

After you get the OGTT results, take a look at this site so that you know what your numbers mean. http://bloodsugar101.com/

There are some good tests out there that can be helpful. We shouldn't have to figure it out all on our own! I really hope these will provide you with some good direction.

LOL, yeah I think I;ll get me one of those variety puzzle word games books. I am not scared of the blood draws, but I am scared of passing out. That's 13 hours I have to go fasting! But if I pass out there, hell, it's better than passing out in my car, that;s for darn sure! Sorry about my typing today y;all i'm on my daughter's laptop!

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Remember you need to be eating gluten for at least 6 weeks or longer for any chance at all for the blood tests to be accurate. If you've been gluten free for a while now, they might not be positive.

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LOL, yeah I think I;ll get me one of those variety puzzle word games books. I am not scared of the blood draws, but I am scared of passing out. That's 13 hours I have to go fasting! But if I pass out there, hell, it's better than passing out in my car, that;s for darn sure! Sorry about my typing today y;all i'm on my daughter's laptop!

That reminds me, bring a meal with you or something that you can eat after the testing is all done, until you get your next or have something prepared at home-heat and eat. The last thing your gonna want to do is go home and cook a meal and you're not going to want to wait very long for one! Although, you will be in the hospital so hopefully they'll help you out with that-I did it in the doc's office lab so I had to fend for myself. Then again, you have the issue of getting something gluten-free at the hospital, well, it's something to think about and plan for and ask about.

It doesn't hurt to bring some company too.

Gosh, I hope you haven't experienced passing out in your car.

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Remember you need to be eating gluten for at least 6 weeks or longer for any chance at all for the blood tests to be accurate. If you've been gluten free for a while now, they might not be positive.

Yes, he mentioned that. He said since its been only three weeks and I've ingested some curious things, he feels it a good idea to go ahead and do it anyway, he brought that up and decided to go ahead and try.

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That reminds me, bring a meal with you or something that you can eat after the testing is all done, until you get your next or have something prepared at home-heat and eat. The last thing your gonna want to do is go home and cook a meal and you're not going to want to wait very long for one! Although, you will be in the hospital so hopefully they'll help you out with that-I did it in the doc's office lab so I had to fend for myself. Then again, you have the issue of getting something gluten-free at the hospital, well, it's something to think about and plan for and ask about.

It doesn't hurt to bring some company too.

Gosh, I hope you haven't experienced passing out in your car.

Good thinking! Yeah, he said that I have to bring someone with me so my mom's gonna go with me. Hey! Maybe she'll take me out to eat after!! Come to think of it, its my doctor who took that picture of me in my avatar on here, when we were all out for lunch one day

I didn't pass out in my car but I almost did on Monday.

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Good thinking! Yeah, he said that I have to bring someone with me so my mom's gonna go with me. Hey! Maybe she'll take me out to eat after!! Come to think of it, its my doctor who took that picture of me in my avatar on here, when we were all out for lunch one day

I didn't pass out in my car but I almost did on Monday.

Im glad to hear you have such a great doctor. Also really, really happy you are not driving yourself. Hopefully with his wise advice and the support you have found here you will soon be a happier and healthier person.

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He said stop it.

Haha, love your doctor! There is definitely advantages going to an older doctor - they've been around for so long, they've probably seen everything and anything that could affect the human body.

Case in point - my mom saw a an older doc a few years ago, complaining of feeling ill and her face feeling sore. The doc took one look at her and said she had mumps! She had caught it after her trip to Mozambique. I'm not sure if a younger doc would have even thought of that, since it's pretty rare nowadays. She wasn't swollen like a chipmunk, so it wasn't an obvious diagnosis.

On the other hand, I've found younger docs do have the latest information from med school. If an older doc doesn't keep himself informed, he could miss out on newer theories/diseases/diagnosis. Like how celiac is more common than thought in the past, and it's not a childhood only disease.

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Haha, love your doctor! There is definitely advantages going to an older doctor - they've been around for so long, they've probably seen everything and anything that could affect the human body.

Case in point - my mom saw a an older doc a few years ago, complaining of feeling ill and her face feeling sore. The doc took one look at her and said she had mumps! She had caught it after her trip to Mozambique. I'm not sure if a younger doc would have even thought of that, since it's pretty rare nowadays. She wasn't swollen like a chipmunk, so it wasn't an obvious diagnosis.

On the other hand, I've found younger docs do have the latest information from med school. If an older doc doesn't keep himself informed, he could miss out on newer theories/diseases/diagnosis. Like how celiac is more common than thought in the past, and it's not a childhood only disease.

Yes, my doctor continues his education, I'm pretty sure it's required - ? The MUMPS???? Who woulda thought?

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Wow. You have a relationship with your doc that I think most of us would LOVE to have Congratulations. That's half the battle, right there. Could you clone him, please? And distribute about 100,000 of him evenly around the country? :D

Wishing you the best with your tests and everything else.

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