My girlfriend is convinced I have Diabetes. Now I dont usually goto the doctors unless I know theres something up, but she thinks I should go get a test.
Is there anyway of finding out without bother the Docs? I do have all the usual symptoms, drinking LOADS, feeling tired alot…
Anyone out there with it?Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
You pharmacist may be able to do basic testing – for sugar in urine or blood sugar.
However if you have the symptoms of diabetes GO TO YOUR DOCTORS!. diabetes treated and controlled properly means no great issues with carrying on with your life. Untreated diabetes leads to limb amputation, blindness and death.Posted 8 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I’m reasonably sure that “MTFU” won’t work in this case…
Go see you r doctor, Dehydration and tiredness can be caused by a number of things (including Diabetes) but I’m not sure STW is the best self diagnosis tool…
The last thing you want is a preventable complication which knackers your health and quality of life all because you were “too butch” to go see a doctor…Posted 8 years agoscu98rkrMember
Hey I was having similar symptoms recently. Including lying on the floor after footy saying I felt terrible.
I really should of go and got blood test, but didnt and I moved on to a lower GI diet. Ie porridge in the morning eating wholewheat food etc .
But most importantly I stopped drinking all energy drinks / energy foods. To be honest I've always known (since about 18, 30 now) that I've had problems controlling my blood sugar. I just dont think my body can cope which such huge quantities of carbohydrates in one go.
Have you been drinking alot of energy drinks recent ?Posted 8 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Untreated diabetes leads to limb amputation, blindness and death.
yes, really. In fact Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults.Posted 8 years ago
You can also have an eye test and in Scotland they will routinesly check for some form of calcification of the blood vessels in your eye – another test.DickBartonMember
Every 3 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with Diabetes and every hour someone dies from complications realted to diabetes.
Your choice…I'd go get it checked now before you loose your feet/lower legs, go blind, get a scracth and then get a serious infection and also go impotent.
The last one is very real and will probably ensure you no longer have a GF as she won't be hanging around to watch that turn green and fall off either!
Thing is, you sound like a reasonably sound guy, soif I were you I'd leave it a for a few weeks to see if it goes away…I mean, if your local pharmacy can't do the test then it surely can't be that serious…
Eejit…get yourself sorted!Posted 8 years ago
I had all the symptoms of Diabetes but never realised, once my blood pressure reached over 215/120, my blood sugar was 26 and my cholesteral was sky high my body decided enough was enough and basically I managed to stagger to the reception in the Bellagio and tell Mrs Forge I needed a doctor.
The USA doctors were phemonenal if slightly bemused by my condition it took 5 reading, 2 nurses and 2 machines for them to accept my blood pressure reading 🙂 But they tested extensively blood, urine, ECG, blood pressure and diagnosed pretty much everything real time and were spot on.
I had all the symptoms and suffering the most horrific cramps imaginable that would cause bruising for 5 days, but because I was unaware and it didn't run in the family I couldn't see the symptoms as being anything bad.
I was told that had I continued as I was my best out look was a stroke or heart attack which at 30 would have been pretty bad.
I suggest you get checked out just to be sure as the down sides of the disease are very real, it also the case that it's treatable early and I am pleased to say 5 years on all my stats are very normal and all is under control.
It's worth checking it out at the GP for the sake of a blood test.Posted 8 years ago
For porridge it depends on the oats used http://ginews.blogspot.com/2005/11/low-gi-food-of-month.html, but it can be high…..
I find a balanced diet the best approach.Posted 8 years agoSuggseyMember
I was diagnosed at the age of 39 with type 2. Pre diagnosis used to wake up every morning feeling exhausted and constantly tired with boils errupting all over the place, catching every cold and sniffle etc etc etc. Since being diagnosed and treating it (now on Metformin) I am the fittest I have been in 12 years and 'touch wood' have never caught the flu/sniffles etc that the rest of the family are constantly getting. I know that life may be five years shorter for developing it and that within the next five years I will have some signs of diabetic tissue/organ/other damage but the flipside is now I dont let anything stop me from doing stuff that I always avoided as being dangerous or thought was beyond my capabilities.Posted 8 years ago
If you do get diagnosed with it MTFU there is always someone worse off out there in life just get out and ride!FrizzerMember
No unfortunately she didn't, she was only about 12 at the time. She felt a bit rough but thought it was just a cold. My mum went upstairs to see how she was and found her sparked out on the floor! Her sugars had dropped suddenly so it was off to hospital where they got her stabilised and got her on an insulin routine. That was about 22 years ago and she's fine now as long as she takes her insulin.Posted 8 years ago
you mean the meds cause comas ?
Taking too much insulin or not eating a proper diet on insulin causes Hypoglycaemia where the blood sugar drops to possible dangerous levels.
Undiagnosed diabetics or those on a diet controlled treatment risk getting Hyperglycaemia where the blood sugars reach dangerous levels.
Both can cause unconsciousness as a symptom.Posted 8 years agoGJPMember
Get to the Doc for FFS. Ask for a morning appointment and fast from the night before so they can give a better assessment of you blood sugars first thing in the morning when I assume they should be at their lowest?
I had similar symptoms along time ago and also thought it may be diabetes. In the end mine turned out to be an under-active thyroid which I suspect is no great deal once they get the medication sorted out.Posted 8 years agoTPTcruiserSubscriber
Sheffield, sorry too far.Posted 8 years ago
Your hospital should have a diabetes centre/clinic with a specialist nurse on duty all the time if you want to address this urgently.
My wife has had type 1 since she was 2, apparently you get a letter from the Queen when you have had it 50 years. Manages her carbs and corrects with fast acting insulin as and when required. Some scary hypos but you get used to it!
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