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Hello I am a new member and I'm unsure if I'm experiencing diabetes symptoms.
I am 24 years old and had my second daughter 7 months ago.
I have been dealing with extreme fatigue for years now with no explanation. It just kinda hit when I turned 17. My thyroid is OK but i've never been tested for diabetes.

If I did have it though would I have had gestational diabetes? I didn't have it but I remember my glucose levels being slightly elevated.

I find myself hungry all the time (i'm only slightly overwieght due to my second pregnancy) like i'll eat and feel full but about an hour to an hour and a half later i'm hungry again. Some days I have unquenchable thirst. And if I don't eat when i'm hungry I will get the shakes. I only ate a couple hours ago and have been doing house work but finally ate a sandwich because of the shakes. (need more food though still hungry)

I am just starting to wonder if this could be why I am tired all the time, no matter how much sleep I get or how my diet is. I have been on two different anti depressants in the last 2 years and am on them now but I feel the same as I did when I was never on them. I'm not taking any other medications.
Should I call my doctor to get tests? Any help or advice would be appreciated!
 

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I also forgot to put some other symptoms...
I am up at least once a night to urinate, I have a terrible memory, can't concentrate and doing any physical activity causes me to sweat and run out of breath. Just running up the stairs is hard....
 

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I think anytime that you have a question about your health you should consult your doctor. Its always better to check out symptoms and find out whats up with your body. If it isnt diabetes causing your symptoms then it is something else. I would have it checked out.
 

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Welcome, Momof2girls. You have a lot going on with two small children . . . which makes it all the more important to get some blood tests & be checked by a doctor, to be sure you get the proper treatment for whatever causes these symptoms.

It's common for young mothers to feel weary a lot, but with this many symptoms, I think your doctor should listen to you and follow up.

Thank you for joining us and I hope you'll keep us posted on how it goes & what the doctor thinks.

take care,

 

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It's quick and easy to find out.

When I was diagnosed with Type 1, I didn't even go to the doctor to be tested for diabetes. I went to my PCP because my eyesight was blurry (skipped the eye doctor because I was unsure of my vision coverage through my insurance). Anyways, all they need to do for testing at first is a blood glucose test, usually after an 8 hour fast, which is just a pinprick in your finger. Easy enough! If the results are abnormal or alarming, they'll go from there with more testing. But it will put your mind at ease to know one way or the other, so go ahead and make an appt.
 

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The number one concern is doing everything possible to not run too much high blood sugar. You need to have a blood testing kit (a glucometer) and test frequently, at appropriate times. Get your A1c to stay at 6.5 or less and your blood sygar average to be close to 100 (in the UK or Canada that wiuld be 5.5.)
 

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Hello I am a new member and I'm unsure if I'm experiencing diabetes symptoms.
I am 24 years old and had my second daughter 7 months ago.
I have been dealing with extreme fatigue for years now with no explanation. It just kinda hit when I turned 17. My thyroid is OK but i've never been tested for diabetes.

If I did have it though would I have had gestational diabetes? I didn't have it but I remember my glucose levels being slightly elevated.

I find myself hungry all the time (i'm only slightly overwieght due to my second pregnancy) like i'll eat and feel full but about an hour to an hour and a half later i'm hungry again. Some days I have unquenchable thirst. And if I don't eat when i'm hungry I will get the shakes. I only ate a couple hours ago and have been doing house work but finally ate a sandwich because of the shakes. (need more food though still hungry)

I am just starting to wonder if this could be why I am tired all the time, no matter how much sleep I get or how my diet is. I have been on two different anti depressants in the last 2 years and am on them now but I feel the same as I did when I was never on them. I'm not taking any other medications.
Should I call my doctor to get tests? Any help or advice would be appreciated!

Thanks you for the post.
Hi guys, Im a newbie. Nice to join this forum.
 

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There is never a newbie question if you don't know the answer to it... that's what we're here for. My cousin was the same way but he seeked professional help from his doctor.
 

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Hi..i'm also new to this forum. It's my 32yr old husband who has type 1 diabetes. He is currently on Novolet INsulatard but i understand it's phasing out this injection. SO next month he would need to be on Novolet Rapid.

Anyone here using Novolet Rapid?

Thank you.

Eileen
 

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Hi..i'm also new to this forum. It's my 32yr old husband who has type 1 diabetes. He is currently on Novolet INsulatard but i understand it's phasing out this injection. SO next month he would need to be on Novolet Rapid.

Anyone here using Novolet Rapid?

Thank you.

Eileen
Hi Eileen and welcome! I can only guess that you are talking about a rapid acting insulin. In the USA, we mostly use Humalog and Novolog and Apidra. Rapid acting insulins work extremely well for a meal time bolus. I hope that you have the time to visit the forum often. Take care and hurry back!
 

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My knowledge of using insulin is nill, but I welcome you to our forum, Eileen, and hope we can help you find answers. Thank you for joining us!
 

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Hi Eileen and welcome! I can only guess that you are talking about a rapid acting insulin. In the USA, we mostly use Humalog and Novolog and Apidra. Rapid acting insulins work extremely well for a meal time bolus. I hope that you have the time to visit the forum often. Take care and hurry back!
Hi. As far as I know, his current injection called the Novolet Insulatard is not the rapid acting one. There is another called the Novolet Rapid. Now that Insulatard is no longer in the market, my hubby would need to adjust and change to Novolet Rapid, which is rapid acting. I am a lil worried during this transition period. Hence would like to get more info or ask members who are using this Novolet Rapid. When do they usually inject.
 

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Hi. As far as I know, his current injection called the Novolet Insulatard is not the rapid acting one. There is another called the Novolet Rapid. Now that Insulatard is no longer in the market, my hubby would need to adjust and change to Novolet Rapid, which is rapid acting. I am a lil worried during this transition period. Hence would like to get more info or ask members who are using this Novolet Rapid. When do they usually inject.
Novolet Insulatard is an intermediate acting insulin. Novolet Rapid is rapid acting insulin. Rapid acting insulin is injected before meals. Novolet is made by Novo Nordisk. They make insulin for the USA as well as other countries. Rapid acting insulin peaks in about 1 hour and is active for about 4 hours. I don't think that your husband will have a difficult transition. Try and not to worry, rapid acting insulin is used by millions of people world wide and is very popular and reliable.
 

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Novolet Insulatard is an intermediate acting insulin. Novolet Rapid is rapid acting insulin. Rapid acting insulin is injected before meals. Novolet is made by Novo Nordisk. They make insulin for the USA as well as other countries. Rapid acting insulin peaks in about 1 hour and is active for about 4 hours. I don't think that your husband will have a difficult transition. Try and not to worry, rapid acting insulin is used by millions of people world wide and is very popular and reliable.
Hi, my apologies, I meant to say my husband is currently using the Insulatard and yes, is the intermediate acting insulin. He would need to change to another type, not necessarily rapid acting. Anyone using intermediate acting insulin? Would that be called the NovoMix? Anyhow, i'm just getting more casual info here. I will consult his doctor when we meet him for adjustment next month.

Thank you all for your kind help :)

Eileen
 

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hi

I think anytime that you have a question about your health you should consult your doctor. Its always better to check out symptoms and find out whats up with your body. If it isnt diabetes causing your symptoms then it is something else. I would have it checked out.

i agree.get it checked.consult ur dr.Its better to know early on.
 
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