I had my A1C tested recently for diabetes, and it was really good. DH just had his A1C tested, and it showed that he has elevated blood sugar and is at risk of diabetes. The levels were out of the normal range, they were too high. I'm at high risk of diabetes because I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I'm overweight, and my mom and Grandma have diabetes. My doctor told me once, that considering my high risk factor, I have "one hell of a pancreas." I've also been told before I have "one hell of a liver," because once I had a chronic Tylenol overdose, and lived. They expected me to die or need a liver transplant. It was a chronic overdose because I read the bottle wrong and had been taking five extra strength Tylenol every four hours for 72 hours. That's a lot of Tylenol. I realized something was wrong when I started losing fine motor control. I looked back at the bottle and realized my mistake. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital because I couldn't drive, and I was in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) for three days. Somehow I ended up with no liver damage at all! I was very happy. At the time I only told two people I was in the hospital, and neither even called to see if I was alive, I had to call them when I got out. That was back in September of 2008. It was the scariest time in my life, because I was all alone and so, so very sick.
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Well, I think I'm going to end here. If you are familiar with Chiari, please leave in the comments anything I might be able to tell my mom to reassure her. I've done research on my own, but appreciate any new information.