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Im 18 years of age and i feel strongly that i have had diabetes for some time now (like years). I really think i'm going to tell somebody now so i can have it checked out but im really scared, not so much about having diabetes but the fact that if i do all the complications i might have because it has been so long. I just want to know of person who have had uncontrolled diabetes and have gotten over it and are now healthy. I'm most of all worried about how my parents will take it if it do turn out that i have diabetes.
I'm a strong person and i know i will make it with the help of God but i just need some support thats why i came here.
 
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Hi Reecy and welcome to the forum.

Can you tell us what symptoms you have that make you think you have diabetes?

Really, the only way to allay your fears and anxiety is to see a doctor and have your fasting blood glucose tested. The doctor might arrange for a standard set of blood and urine tests first to get a view of your overall health, and then do the fasting blood glucose test later if the standard test shows a high level of sugar in your blood.
 

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I drink alot of water, unrinate alot, i have lost a lot of weight in the past year, i thought that was because i was on a diet but im now thinking otherwise. I have very bad rages at times and i have bad head aches. When I eat my head hurts and my heart beats fast. When i come off my diet and eat a lot its like i have a "food hangover" the next morning. I have gotten suspicious cause it the signs seem to have elevated.
 

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And Reecy? Make sure the doctor tests you for type 1 - a c-peptide test and one for GAD antibodies. Make sure they do those.

Glad you came here to find assurance. I agree with Ann - you need to be tested & once you know, it won't be near as bad as not knowing. This is very manageable once you know what to do, and we can help you with that too.

Take care and keep us posted, okay? :hug:
 

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Sorry to hear this news. i hope you don't have it
 

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And Reecy? Make sure the doctor tests you for type 1 - a c-peptide test and one for GAD antibodies. Make sure they do those.

Glad you came here to find assurance. I agree with Ann - you need to be tested & once you know, it won't be near as bad as not knowing. This is very manageable once you know what to do, and we can help you with that too.

Take care and keep us posted, okay? :hug:
i really needed to hear that thanks....ill get the tests asap!!!
 

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I think seeing a doctor and getting tested for type 1 is the best idea. As scary as knowing that you do have diabetes is , not knowing and getting complications is worse. Even if you have had diabetes for year, turning your bgs around with insulin will improve your health immensely. There is a great book by a doctor who has diabetes. He got diabetes at the age of 12 and had very poor control for many years. In his 40's he went to medical school to become a doctor so he could specialise in diabetes. He is now in his 80's and very healthy and helps other diabetics to live complication free lives

Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site
 
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And Reecy? Make sure the doctor tests you for type 1 - a c-peptide test and one for GAD antibodies. Make sure they do those.

Glad you came here to find assurance. I agree with Ann - you need to be tested & once you know, it won't be near as bad as not knowing. This is very manageable once you know what to do, and we can help you with that too.

Take care and keep us posted, okay? :hug:
Shanny ..don't know where to ask this but my doc(whom I won't see for 3 months) says 140 and above causes damage. what period of time over 140? After 2 hours I run around 150 then it comes down before I eat again. It always goes up 40 to 50 pts after I eat no matter what
 

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I agree with your doctor - I try to stay below 140 at all times, even after meals. If some food bumps me up over 140, then I stop eating that food. If you could start testing at one hour after you eat, you'd be a lot higher than 140.

Until you can get tested, you can still work to lower your bg by just not eating carby foods like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, etc. Instead of those carby fillers, use protein and fats for your meals, and high-fiber vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, asparagus, spinach, leafy greens, etc.
 

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I agree with your doctor - I try to stay below 140 at all times, even after meals. If some food bumps me up over 140, then I stop eating that food. If you could start testing at one hour after you eat, you'd be a lot higher than 140.

Until you can get tested, you can still work to lower your bg by just not eating carby foods like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, etc. Instead of those carby fillers, use protein and fats for your meals, and high-fiber vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, asparagus, spinach, leafy greens, etc.
I take 28 units of lantus at night and do eat low carb med fat. I was under the assumption that most everyone here never goes over 140 even after meals. An hour after eating, is it "normal" for us to go over 140. Had a basic salad and some plain pork last night and it was 165. ugh. Also do you know if the insulin they give some to take before or after a meal has a long experation date? My doc says I dont need it yet but was wondering if it would last a long time in the container if I did not have to take it often.
 

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The fast acting an rapid acting insulins have two different storage times. As long as each is unopened you can keep them in the refrigerator for up to a year. Once the vials are removed from the fridge you've got about six weeks. Once opened, you can keep them up to 28 days. Those are the storage times for mine but remember to check yours, especially if you use mixes.

Hope that helps
 
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