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Old 05-27-2012, 01:27   #1
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I don't know if I am in the right place but I am at the point where I have to vent somewhere! And hopefully as a result may get some much needed advice/reassurence.

Over the last 2 years I have put on 7 Stone in weight,after losing 8. Im constantley trying to lose weight and I do, but it always comes back and i dont seem to have any control over it even though Im a 29 year old active female. although i have policystic overy syndrome and my hormones were all over the place and my appetite was increased I did, up until last week blame myself, I have also been ill an awful lot, more than ive ever been..lots of minor things like shingles, chest infections, serious colds and skin infections etc. However the last 6 months, I have just "felt ill" . tired all the time ( I just felt i was lazy ) Thirsty ( I HAVE to have a drink on me at all times and as a result spend half my life going for a wee!) and my vision is getting really bad to the point where i struggle to read a book more than 5 mins before I blur.

I got to the end of my rope last week and got really upset, had a conversation with my Sister who told me that my fathers mum died of diabetes related kidney failure, she herself is insulin resistant and suffered with gestational diabetes, as did my mother with me, and that I need to see my GP. I made an appointment for Wednesday.

My husband yesterday came home with a blood glucose testing kit from the chemist to give me some idea if i was looking at things the way I should, and so i had something solid to tell the doctors. When I got up it read 10.2..since then it has levelled at about 6.2. From the info Ive found online these dont seem high enough to get a diagnosis for full blown diabetes.

I have gone from relief, in thinking that I might finally getting an explanation to why I feel so terrible all the time and in turn get the treatment and help I need, to thinking that im going to go to the docs and get laughed at when my blood tests come back, and sent away still feeling like I do.

Has anybody got a similer tale?..Any feedback to my situation would be greatley appreciated, im going slightley bonkers with it all.

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Welcome, Gemma!

You and your husband put yourselves well ahead of the game! Testing is so important.

Unfortunately -- and I wish I knew how to put this more delicately -- the 10.2 is definitely a diabetic number, and the 6.2 looks to be borderline at best. Your symptoms sound all too familiar, as well.

You should not be laughed at, regardless of the numbers. Those symptoms mean that something is wrong. Sometimes it takes a change of docs before we can get the real answers we need and deserve.

Please visit the doc at the very next opportunity, to seek a real diagnosis. And please let us know how it went. We are here to support you. (We are also nosy, but that's one of our greatest charms!)

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Hello

I don't know if I am in the right place but I am at the point where I have to vent somewhere! And hopefully as a result may get some much needed advice/reassurence.

Over the last 2 years I have put on 7 Stone in weight,after losing 8. Im constantley trying to lose weight and I do, but it always comes back and i dont seem to have any control over it even though Im a 29 year old active female. although i have policystic overy syndrome and my hormones were all over the place and my appetite was increased I did, up until last week blame myself, I have also been ill an awful lot, more than ive ever been..lots of minor things like shingles, chest infections, serious colds and skin infections etc. However the last 6 months, I have just "felt ill" . tired all the time ( I just felt i was lazy ) Thirsty ( I HAVE to have a drink on me at all times and as a result spend half my life going for a wee!) and my vision is getting really bad to the point where i struggle to read a book more than 5 mins before I blur.

I got to the end of my rope last week and got really upset, had a conversation with my Sister who told me that my fathers mum died of diabetes related kidney failure, she herself is insulin resistant and suffered with gestational diabetes, as did my mother with me, and that I need to see my GP. I made an appointment for Wednesday.

My husband yesterday came home with a blood glucose testing kit from the chemist to give me some idea if i was looking at things the way I should, and so i had something solid to tell the doctors. When I got up it read 10.2..since then it has levelled at about 6.2. From the info Ive found online these dont seem high enough to get a diagnosis for full blown diabetes.

I have gone from relief, in thinking that I might finally getting an explanation to why I feel so terrible all the time and in turn get the treatment and help I need, to thinking that im going to go to the docs and get laughed at when my blood tests come back, and sent away still feeling like I do.

Has anybody got a similer tale?..Any feedback to my situation would be greatley appreciated, im going slightley bonkers with it all.
If your reading was 10.2 at waking that means you have an issue with sugar or glucose. You need to be tested and soon, do not delay, you are showing all the signs of diabetes. I drank coke like there was no tomorrow before I was diagnosed. The longer you put this off the harder it will be to control it. Reduce your carb intake right away, this will help you get better numbers but you really need to see a doctor and pronto.

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Thats how I felt prior to diagnosis. The blurred vision was bad. A lot of people in this forum have lost a lot of weight eating a low carb high fat diet. I lost 85 lbs in about 6 months eating like that and my blood glucose levels came within the normal (nondiabetic) range. I continue to lose weight when I strictly stick to low carb high fat and my cholesteral and triglycerides have come with normal ranges. Stick around here and you will have a lot of success getting healthy and feeling better than ever. If I could and can do it, you certainly can...believe me, I would have never have thought I could do it but it actually was easier than I thought.

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It sure sounds like a case of diabetes to me, but I'm no doctor. It really is treatable/controllable tho' so don't give up hope. You might like to read Blood Sugar 101 and learn a good bit about it and do see your doctor as soon as possible. You should feel a lot better very soon, as you get your blood sugar under control. Your husband was thoughtful bringing you the test kit. It will become your life long guide...

Do keep us posted. Ask whatever you need or want to know...that's what we are here for!




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Hi Gemma, welcome to our forum. If you have PCOS, you may be insulin resistant which wll add weight on, even if you are dieting. Are you taking metformin? Many doctors prescribe it for PCOS to help with weight. None of us can tell you if you have Diabetes, only a doctor can do that. Don't be afraid of a diagnosis. It is much better to know what you are dealing with and get the proper medication to manage your diabetes. Make sure they do an OGTT test
(Oral Glucose Tolerance test) as well as a fasting bg test and HbA1c. Using the results from those 3 tests they will be able to tell if you are diabetic.

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Thankyou all for your replies!

I feel a little better now with regards to feeling like my concerns were an over reaction. all the doctors I have seen so far have simply addressed the symptoms and never looked for a cause.I guess all they saw was a girl with a weight problem so what did she expect? Thats how it felt anyway, and it takes a lot of courage for me to see a doctor now about anything because of the way i have been treated in the past, so your reassurance is appreciated
I do have an appointment for my GP wednesday, but on speaking to a HCP it was suggested i see one sooner, Is this really neccersary?

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Again, I'm no doctor, but I'd advise you to begin to look at your diet and cut out the carbs. You are in no immediate danger, but it will help if you check your bg prior to meals and after 1 hr. and 2 hr. to prepare for your visit and consultation. I'd do a couple of days your normal diet and then a couple of low carb ones.




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Try to keep your bg below 140 (danger point, where complications can start) If higher than that, cut down further on the carbs. It is even better to try and keep your bg at and below 120 if you can.

It's aways scary at first, but stick around, do some reading, ask questions and soon the worry will be a thing of the past. Welcome to the forum.

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Try to keep your bg below 140 (danger point, where complications can start) If higher than that, cut down further on the carbs. It is even better to try and keep your bg at and below 120 if you can.

It's aways scary at first, but stick around, do some reading, ask questions and soon the worry will be a thing of the past. Welcome to the forum.
Spunky the poster is using mmoL/L not mgdL. So it might be confusing to use the American units. I believe the guidelines are 7.0-10.0 2-hour post meal and between 4.0 and 7.0 before.

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