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Old 09-19-2011, 22:50   #1
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Hi all! I have not been diagnosed with diabetes but it runs in my family. I have been feeling bad the last few months. So my mom took a sample from me on her glucose meter. My readings was 295 the first time. She urged me to go to the doctor but now is a hard time for me. Since them my readings have been 212, 165, 185, 395, 365, 324. I do not know if I am diabetic or not. I have blurry vision, shaky, dizzy, thirsty, urinate a lot, and my extremities feel sore. I wanted to go to a site and get some comments and see what you all think. WIll I be okay until I can go to a doctor.

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Old 09-19-2011, 22:53   #2
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Go to see a md now.

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Old 09-19-2011, 23:03   #3
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Go to the ER if you cannot get an emergency appointment with your doctor within the next 24 hours. Take the record of your test results. You could take the meter so he can see the actual numbers, and he will be believe you. I hope you eventually see an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist). An endo is much more likely to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment. In the meantime you should avoid all foods containing sugar.

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Thanks for your comments. I will try and make an appointment this week.

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The crazy thing is that I eat sweets by spell. I am not a big sweet eater. I have no idea why my levels are so high. All I can think about is my mom, her mother and father and about five of her sisters and brothers are diabetic. Maybe I can not escape my families heredity.

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With that many diabetics in your family, you probably have the gene that will cause you to have diabetes. Not eating many sweets would not prevent your having diabetes under those circumstances.

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When I think about diabetes my mind goes straight to candy, cakes, and pies. You know, all the sugar items.

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Old 09-20-2011, 00:06   #8
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Go see a doc plz I wasnt a big sweets eater either yet I still devloped it my mom grandmother and uncle were also diabetics and I also ended up with the evil gene i guess those numbers a high and along with all your other symptoms I wouldnt waste anytime getting to a doctor... This site is great full with wonderful and experienced people that truely care take the advice thet give you they all mean well

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Thank you.

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Old 09-20-2011, 00:20   #10
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Bread, rice, corn, potatoes, pasta, fruit, and milk are all easily converted to glucose and can give you higher numbers.

I was never a big sweets eater either... but I lived on carbs. My grandmother was diabetic and I take after her in almost every way.

Those numbers are definitely too high and you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. In addition to cutting out sugar, I'd cut out grains too.

If you are already predisposed, then there may not have been anything you can do to prevent it, but you can control it now that you know.

Good luck!

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