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Hi,

My name's Stacey, I'm 19 and I'm here for advice more than anything.

I haven't been diagnosed as diabetic, but I'm having a lot of people telling me that I may be.

I'm currently going through tests with the doctors to see what's wrong with me, but they're refusing to look at if I might be diabetic because my blood sugars are "normal". The thing is that I eat, quite easily, more than 5 times the average amount of sugar for any average person per week. That would certainly affect my blood sugars?

I am also, most of the time, feeling weak or tired. If I do not eat or drink anything sugary for half a day, I start to get really shaky and hyper and I find that even if I haven't had much to drink, I frequently need to urinate. I often feel dizzy or have blurred vision (though thankfully not too frequently for the vision). I constantly feel sick and almost always have headaches.

I've tried doing research online, but none have an answer to whether my sugar intake would have an affect or be an indicator to if I am diabetic or not.

I'm trying to be very careful with my research because I know that you can induce things if you think about it too hard.


If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
 

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Welcome aboard i am Martina from British Columbia Canada, i am a Type 2 diabetic since July 2005 i am on insulin and pills
 

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Hello Stacey, welcome to Diabetes Forum! You are having the same symptoms from eating too much sugar that I have when I do not have enough sugar. That sounds like a condition called hypoglycemia. To keep from having the shakes and the other symptoms you would need to avoid sugar as much as possible. Keep track of the kind of foods that cause you to have these problems and avid them. Eat some protein with your meals and snacks and you may find that helps. Some meat, cheese or peanut butter can slow down the effect of the food that is causing the problem. I do not understand why you are eating five times as much sugar as other people do. That just makes things worse and it might cause you to gain weight. If you gain a lot of weight you may become a Type 2 diabetic. Do you have relatives with Type 2 diabetes? If you do then you are more likely to become Type 2 and weight gain could lead to that conclusion.

I suggest that you see an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) and get a diagnosis. Good luck to you!

Richard
 

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Hello Stacy :D, Diabetes is all about balance and understanding of how food and exercise are managed. Insulin is used in people who cannot attchive this balance and will feel like crap!!!

When I had my diagnosis I was very thin without mussel tone, So yes, Skin & Bone so today I am still alive with insulin. A typical Type 1.
 

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Thank you for your replies. I think what's puzzled me more is how I can eat so much sugar and still have normal blood sugars in my blood.
I'm disabled, so I can't exercise too easily (though I am working on it), and I work in an office, so I don't get much exercise from that either. I'm the lower half of a healthy weight, but I still don't gain any weight despite how much I eat.

I've tried cutting down on sugars, as you've suggested Richard, and I've been trying to eat more rounded meals, but I'm finding that I still can't eat properly without feeling sick and I'm feeling very tired and as if I have a big weight on me.

I haven't gone back to eating my usual amount of sugars in case I haven't given it enough time to change/work.

I do have people in my non-immediate-family with diabetes, but I don't know which type.

I don't know why I've ended up eating so much worth of sugar products, I do crave sugar from time to time too, but I can't remember from when that started.
 

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Sounds like me

I felt like this a lot before I was diagnosed. I had been to the Dr several types and was checked for diabetes but they would say it looks fine. I would get feeling like you described when I had not eaten. But then something must have triggered and my BG went through the roof. I was really sick for about a month when I worked my numbers down. I had eye sight problems and lost a large amount of weight. I was shaky and light headed all the time. But now I am fine. My Endo told me my body had adjusted to high blood sugars and it may have been just select time that I went to the DR that I had not eaten, that I had ok reading.

Good luck in your search to find help and let me know If I can help in any way.

Steve
 
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