Lately I've been having some symptoms which are common to both diabetes and panic attacks. For a couple of days, I was really dehydrated. I've also been a bit lethargic and "out of it." Not anything serious, just not feeling quite right. I'm also very anxious, with sweaty hands and such. The reason I think it might be a sort of panic or anxiety is that I'm TERRIFIED of diabetes. I am mildly hypoglecemic, and last week I had a couple times where I felt a big loss of energy after a large, carb-loaded meal. I think those episodes might have freaked me out, and actually brought on the dehydration and "out of it" feelings. Here's my problem: I just returned home to the US after living abroad for a year (maybe new diet, new climate having something to do with it?) and I don't yet have insurance. I have to have a physical to get approved for the insurance I just applied for, so I'm going to get at least a blood test, but I don't think I can afford to pay for lots of other tests out of pocket right now. I just don't know what my risk factors are. Yes, I was diagnosed for hypoglycemia 7-8 years ago, and while I'm lean and mostly healthy, I haven't lived by the no-carbs no-starches ever diet, either. But I also think my symptoms could be explained by change in climate/diet and/or anxiety. I'm just wondering if it'd worth it for me to go to an endocrinologist or to have a glucose test with no insurance. What do you think?