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Hi! I am new to the diabetes scene and am looking for.....well.....not even sure at this point...... I went to the Dr 2 weeks ago for the first time in 5 years. I am a healthy female, thin and 37 yo. I had been having muscle pain in my shoulders for several years along with occasional rounds of hair loss, fatigue, dry eyes and recently blurry vision. So I finally went to the Dr. he was thinking I had an auto immune issue but when we received the tests back, all was great.....except my blood sugar. It was 150 ( I had not fasted before the test). He seems a bit perplexed and ran several more tests. So I am awaiting the results. He prescribed 500mg of Metformin 1 a day till we get the other tests back. Any information or wisdom you would like to share would be so appreciated. I feel like I am learning a new language, culture etc. its just very overwhelming.:eek:
 

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Hi! I am new to the diabetes scene and am looking for.....well.....not even sure at this point...... I went to the Dr 2 weeks ago for the first time in 5 years. I am a healthy female, thin and 37 yo. I had been having muscle pain in my shoulders for several years along with occasional rounds of hair loss, fatigue, dry eyes and recently blurry vision. So I finally went to the Dr. he was thinking I had an auto immune issue but when we received the tests back, all was great.....except my blood sugar. It was 150 ( I had not fasted before the test). He seems a bit perplexed and ran several more tests. So I am awaiting the results. He prescribed 500mg of Metformin 1 a day till we get the other tests back. Any information or wisdom you would like to share would be so appreciated. I feel like I am learning a new language, culture etc. its just very overwhelming.:eek:
Hello and welcome to the forum! I am hoping that your test results come back normal, if not, it is not the end of the world. You can lead a perfectly normal life if you have diabetes. You have to get into the habit of testing, but that becomes part of your routine. Ask all of the questions that you want, we will try to help you out as much as possible. Take the time to visit often!
 

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Hello, Tantoria, and welcome to Diabetes Forum.

Your doctor may have been closer than he thought, guessing an autoimmune disorder, because it's possible you're type 1 or 1.5 diabetic. Stranger things have happened, and just because you're over 30, doesn't mean you can't be type 1, which IS an autoimmune issue. And you're thin, which also points to type 1. One of our members was diagnosed type 1 when she was 52 years old.

As Breeze says, it isn't the end of the world - it just turns your world ON its end for awhile! So much of the current conventional wisdom regarding diet, etc., is just totally backward for diabetics. Most of the fruits & many veggies we're urged to eat so much of every day, are the things that run our blood sugar off the charts.

You'll be needing a meter so you can test your own levels throughout the days, and if you decide that eating to your meter is a good method of maintaining control, you just start weeding out which foods cause your levels to go too high, and then limit or avoid those foods.

I get too windy with my welcomes, so I'm going to stop for breath, as it were. Just know that we're happy to have you with us and we want to help as much as we can.

Take care and visit often!
 

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Thanks guys! I guess I am just a little in shock,lol. My blood sugar was 150 and from what i have been reading that's not crazy high...... but my symptoms had become so severe. My muscles felt as is they were constantly contracting, horrible fatigue, blurry vision etc can a blood sugar level of 150 make you feel that bad??? Thank you so much! Already learning an enormous amount from this site!
 

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Thanks guys! I guess I am just a little in shock,lol. My blood sugar was 150 and from what i have been reading that's not crazy high...... but my symptoms had become so severe. My muscles felt as is they were constantly contracting, horrible fatigue, blurry vision etc can a blood sugar level of 150 make you feel that bad??? Thank you so much! Already learning an enormous amount from this site!
As common as diabetes is, it is a disease that can cause the same symptoms for many people and yet be so individualized in many other ways. I feel no different when my blood sugar reading is 70 or 250. If your body is not used to a reading of 150, it could make you feel bad.
 
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