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I have been experiecing tingling sesations through out my body for 2 weeks. They are moslty in my feet and occasionaly in my hands but they can pop up ANYWHERE I even felt them in my tongue once. Im only 20 and at a healthy wieght so diabeites seems kind of like a long shot but I also have had a dry mouth for about 6 months and I seem to crash out on the couch many times after a big sugary or carb meal.

If these wierd sensations conitinue Im going to see a doctor but I am hestant to mention diabietes or prediabties as a possible cause because I want them to take them me serously and by looking at me and having no family history of diabties Im about the last person you would consider at being at risk for diabeties. For all those with diabietes or pre diabietes do these symptoms sound similar?

Also can anyone buy a blood glucose readers to just check themselves at home or do you need a prescription? Is it safe to do? It would help to narrow things before seeing a doctor.

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Hello John, welcome! Your symptoms could possibly indicate diabetes, but there are other conditions that could cause the same symptoms. Using a glucose meter at home is a very good idea. It is certainly safe. You can buy a Relion meter at Walmart for $9 and a box of 50 test strips for $20. I don't know where you live, but I am assuming you are in the US.

If you have had the symptoms for 6 months, I suggest you see a doctor now. The best doctor for correctly diagnosing diabetes is an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist). If you do have diabetes, it is important to be diagnosed as soon as possible, before any complications occur. The tingling could be due to oncoming neuropathy, a common problem among diabetics.

Do you pass urine frequently, and in large amounts? That is another common symptom of diabetes. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

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I have been experiecing tingling sesations through out my body for 2 weeks. They are moslty in my feet and occasionaly in my hands but they can pop up ANYWHERE I even felt them in my tongue once. Im only 20 and at a healthy wieght so diabeites seems kind of like a long shot but I also have had a dry mouth for about 6 months and I seem to crash out on the couch many times after a big sugary or carb meal.

If these wierd sensations conitinue Im going to see a doctor but I am hestant to mention diabietes or prediabties as a possible cause because I want them to take them me serously and by looking at me and having no family history of diabties Im about the last person you would consider at being at risk for diabeties. For all those with diabietes or pre diabietes do these symptoms sound similar?

Also can anyone buy a blood glucose readers to just check themselves at home or do you need a prescription? Is it safe to do? It would help to narrow things before seeing a doctor.

Thank you
Welcome to the forum! In the US, anyone can buy a glucose meter, test strips and lancets without a prescription. If you want your insurance to help pay for these items, you will need a prescription. Start testing to see if you are even in the diabetes target range. 70-130 fasting and before meals. See a doctor about your neuropathy symptoms and let your doctor decide what is causing the symptoms. Let us know how you are doing!
 

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Thank you both. I actually did go to the doctor about problems urinating and I was told sitting down for long peroids does this to some people. I had a burning feeling and I had to urinate frequently all test came back negative. since then I try not to sit for long peroids of time and ill get up and walk around every few hours if im required to sit. I dont think its related to diabitties and doesnt bother me much anymore. Its somewhat wierd.

Tomarow I will try to get a meter. 70-130 means diabetic? I dont think i understood the second poster I thought 80-100 was normal fasting.
 

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Thank you both. I actually did go to the doctor about problems urinating and I was told sitting down for long peroids does this to some people. I had a burning feeling and I had to urinate frequently all test came back negative. since then I try not to sit for long peroids of time and ill get up and walk around every few hours if im required to sit. I dont think its related to diabitties and doesnt bother me much anymore. Its somewhat wierd.

Tomarow I will try to get a meter. 70-130 means diabetic? I dont think i understood the second poster I thought 80-100 was normal fasting.
I am sorry, I forgot you do not have diabetes and I gave you a range that most diabetics try to shoot for. Most everyone will test within the 70-130 range. I have my own personal target ranges that my doctor has approved. Since you do not have diabetes, you should try and stick to fasting readings of 80-110 and pre-meal the same.
 
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Jonh, once you get your home meter, read all the instructions carefully so that any of the testing isn't compromised. Once you have the hang of it, try this:

When you get up in the morning...within say 5 to 10 minutes after you've gotten out of bed do a blood test and write down the number. That's what's called a Fasting Blood Test, important to know...we'll discuss the whys and what fors later.

Have your usual breakfast and then wait for about 4 hours until lunch. For lunch...eat something with little fat and containing about 30 to 40 carbohydrates. Timed from your first bite, take a blood glucose reading at exactly 1 hour. Take another blood test at exactly 2 hours. Wait another 4 hours to have dinner and right before you eat...take one more test. Do that for 2 days in a row to get somewhat of an average. What this will show is a small window into your blood glucose throughout the day. If you would...come back here and post your numbers.

No snacks in between... no cheating! :nono:
 

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Welcome aboard, Jon. The best thing you can do right now is get a meter and start testing as the others have advised. Keep us posted . . . we'd like to help you if we can.
 

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Just before I was officially diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, my symptom was that I was thirsty all the time! :eek:
 

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I know someone who had a lot of symptoms but was not diagnosed with Diabetes. I think the best way to know for sure is to do a test.
 

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Hi: What are the best supplements to help with Neuropathy pain. ? Does anyone use the Arginine creme on their legs. ? It's supposed to increase circulation.
 

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Some people find Alpha Lipoic Acid helps with neuropathy symptoms. I find the best thing is to keep lower , more stable bgs throughout the day and to get lots of exercise to improve circulation. I still get occassional neuropathy in my hands and feet but it disappears quickly. I have never tried any of the creams.
 
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