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Hi, I was wondering about the less obvious symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes has affected my family like the plague. The past year or so I have had some symptoms that make me wonder if I am finally getting the family curse. Here they are in no particular order( as they say in beauty pagents):D I am drinking a lot more water lately especially in the early evening and night. My mouth is often dry, I have problems with my hands being numb and tingling on and off. I am getting up 3 times at night to use the bathroom I have episodes of extreme fatique( every couple of weeks) to the point of sleeping most of the day. I have been irritable for no reason and I feel less irritable after I nosh a little(sometimes) I feel hungry late at night 10:00 or so. Normally I dont have intense feelings of hunger untill about 2:00 but now I feel hungry alot. When I eat sweets I notice I go to the bathroom more at night and feel more fatiqued in the morning. With the holidays I have indulging more than I should. I feel very dizzy but it is not real vertigo, I had an episode of vertigo once as a side effect of a medicine I was taking. I am slightly overweight and am always dieting to keep my weight low. For the past I have 1 1/2 years I have experienced episodes of intense sweating daily(hot flashes?),( they were so bad sometimes I can not wear makeup.) I have headaches in the morning lately. Then finally very suddenly 8 pounds came off like magic and I dont know what I did.:flypig: I eat regular meals and try to eat healthy for the most part so I am not sure what is happening. I have a blood test for diabetes every year or so and think I am due. Should I ask for a more accurate test, A1C levels or glucose tolerance. I was told I was borderline diabetic 30 or so years ago, a teenager.:confused:
 

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Welcome.

This is exactly what I had to suffer 38 Years ago. :( Poor guy, You are suffering Type 1 condition. Please see a doctor and explain what you have said here. Do this ASAP!!!
 

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I agree with Peter and Shanny, see a doctor. I suggest an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) so you will be more sure of the diagnosis. Do any of your relatives have Type 1, or are they Type 2?

I was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1945 when I was 6. I am very healthy so we can have long, healthy lives if we have good control.

Richard
 

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could anybody help please

i took my son to hospital on friday as he has been really thirsty and tired but he was also complaining of stomace pain they did loads of test and it all said he was diabetic his blood sugers were 13.6 but they was about to put him on insulin and it went down on its own it sometimes drop to 3.4 but came back up with lucasade they said now he is not dieebetic but he has to be seen in a few months i was in total shock as i knew not much about it all the symtoms are their tho please could you tell me if this sounds like the early sighns of it many thanks
 

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it sometimes drop to 3.4 but came back up with lucasade they said now he is not dieebetic but he has to be seen in a few months i was in total shock as i knew not much about it all the symtoms are their tho please could you tell me if this sounds like the early sighns of it many thanks
This to me looks unexplainable as to get a 3.4 and did the right thing to give him locasiade (Actually I wouldn't mind having that :eek:). But I would still have him checked out as the BG should be a constant 5.5 or 6 regardless what you eat. Is he miserable? Irritable?
 

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hi thanks for every ones replys we have an apoitment in a few months i just feel like they did not give me a straight anwser i feel like i cant be happy that he dont have it as im worrying that it sounds like the start of it do the blood suger readings sound like he has it it was also positive for it in his blood test and urine
 

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Stac, you could always get a meter & some strips, and start testing him occasionally at home. Take a few notes on what & how much he eats & then test 2 hours after he eats & record the reading. This would also give you something to show the doctor at his next appointment.

I use the ReliOn meter from Walmart which costs about $9 for the meter and $39 fpr 100 strips.
 

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A good control would be close to 100 before meals, then less than 140 two hours after meals and close to 100 four hours after meals. It will vary, you cannot have it that way all the time, just do the best that you can. It takes a lot of time to get really good control. Be patient and keep on trying.
 

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I agree with Peter and Shanny, see a doctor. I suggest an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) so you will be more sure of the diagnosis. Do any of your relatives have Type 1, or are they Type 2?

I was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1945 when I was 6. I am very healthy so we can have long, healthy lives if we have good control.

Richard
Both my fathers parents were diabetic.My great grand mother was type 1 (one of the first people treated with insulin), my grandfather was type 1 or 2 I'm not sure, (he was over weight) My grandmother was type 2 My father was type 2 but not over weight. My sister is type 2 (over weight) My Daughter is type 1 at 18 years I had a doctors appointment yesterday and he had to give me a lolly-pop to get home. He ordered a glucose tolerance test and some other blood work. I wanted to go in today and get the blood work done but my husband seems to think it can wait till friday( he has a day off then) I told him that it is an all day test every few hours of taking blood samples. Should I go friday or tomorrow I have an appointment in two weeks to go over the tests but I am having so much trouble with my balance, getting my mind to work being dizzy and irritable that I dont think I should wait. How long does it take for the test results to come back? If I wait till friday then he can drive me. I'm not sure I should be driving. This morning at 9 I had 2 slices of 4:9 bread with peanut butter and sugar free jam yougert and Coffee, At 12 I was so hungry I had a tuna sandwich I had some oj too. Usually with the toast I am good till 2:00 I felt so tired this afternoon I had to force myself to do housework. I was falling over my feet losing my balance and dropping things. I had dinner early at 5:30. I am surprised by being hungry I had 1.5 cup cheese ravoli with red sauce, 2 bread 1.5 green beans.after waiting a half hour for the food to work I gave up and I had a small piece of chocolate cheese cake it worked for a couple of hours but my head is swimming again. I dont know what to eat while I find out what is wrong what do you suggest. I hope you can make sense of this thread, I have been making a lot of errors.:confused:
 

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Glad to see you again, leashncollar. Did your doc happen to check your blood before he gave you that lollypop? Seems funny a possibly diabetic patient would be given candy!

Your symptoms seem to me really serious & severe, and if I were you I'd be ringing doc's phone off the hook awreddy! So I agree with you - I don't think you should wait! But I don't think you should drive either - is there anyone else who could take you sooner than Friday? If you absolutely must wait until Friday, I would suggest stop eating any sweets, breads, pasta, potatoes, rice or other starchy foods. Meats, fish, eggs, nuts, cheese, etc., are the safe foods for keeping blood sugar down.

The other thing I would suggest is get to ER as soon as possible if you start vomiting, running a fever, having abdominal cramps . . .
 
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