About two weeks ago I saw my doctor over some concerns I’ve had that I might be prediabetic, and today I got my blood test results in the mail from the lab. My glucose was 115, but stupid me wasn’t fasting when I took the test and I drank a can of cola a few hours earlier (only regular soda I’ve had in like six weeks to boot), so I’ll probably have to go back in for a fasting glucose test to make sure. My liver enzymes are still elevated, but they’re down from when I was a heavy drinker and my liver seems less enlarged than it used to be. What I wasn’t expecting, though, was that I have a high MCV and MCH, and according to Google, this most likely means I’m suffering from anemia.
Again, I’ll still have to see my doctor about my supposition, but it does explain a lot of symptoms I’ve been having lately - loss of appetite, tingling in my hands and feet, irritability, headaches, nausea and the like. I’m not experiencing any jaundice or anything that would imply poor liver function, so I’m thinking I need to adjust my diet. I haven’t been eating very well lately - I haven’t been cooking much since I lost my car back in April and I’ve been eating waaaaaaaay too much frozen foods and fast food, and I’m not getting nearly enough veggies in my diet.
Anyone out there who’s had anemia got any good/easy recipe advice?