After a suggestion in another post that my SIL's doctor is playing a waiting game with her health ( a suggestion I agreed with before it was made) and the suggestion that she has a Glucose Tolerance Test.. well she and I have been mailing back and forth all night again about her so called Pre- Diabetes. I sent her a great big ole email full of links and info, including symptons her doctor is ignoring. I mentioned before she is having neuropathy in her feet and fasting BGs of 110. But since her A1C is 5.3 there is no diagnoses, they are just waiting and I don't know what for. After emailing last night I find she is having it in her hands as well as her feet, she is also getting skin rashes, frequent urination,extreme thirst, and fatigue. She did have gestational Diabetes with both pregnancies, and I don't know about my niece, but my nephew was almost 10lbs at birth. At this point I am absolutely convinced that she does have Type 2 and that the doctors are poo-pooing it because she is thin and doesn't look like they stereo typical idea of a Diabetic person. I am so angry for her that she is feeling the way she is and that they are barely batting an eye. So I gave her some links and food for thought and told her that I don't want to scare her, but I don't want her to go untreated if she does have it. She did tell me that she is supposed to be monitoring her fasting BGs, but her meter is from 2002 (from the last pregnancy) and she is out of strips. She does not have an Rx and a bottle of strips for her meter is $77 for 50. I know some of you have posted before about cheaper store brand meters and strips. Are there any you can reccomend? Also any other advice I can pass on to her would be appreciated. In the meantime thankfully she has listened to me and is going to ask for the glucose tolerance test.