Im newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It took 3 months for the DR and all the speicalists to reach this conclusion. MRI's , echo cardiograms, CT Scans, all kinds of blood work, on and on ad nauseum. All that when a simple blood sugar test at the first would have solved it. Symptoms were numb, stiff and pins and needles from sternum on down. Stomach tight as a drum. Very difficult to walk or move about at all. Had to ride wheelchair to get to Dr. Offices in first couple weeks. Difficult to take deep breath.
Came on VERY QUICKLY---was almost a paralysis. Also diagnosed with a Fatty Liver Illness. Stomach where liver is was tender and would alternate from numb to tingling to sharp jabbing pain. Often felt like a bowl of jello jiggling around. Started me on Nortriptylin(an antidepressant usefull for nerve illnesses). This starte to limber me up some so upped the dosage--so back to relatively normal movement--but hands and arms still numb.
The very first weekend this occured went to ER on a sunday night and they couldnt find anything and just sent me home. You'd think they'd check blood sugar levels and catch it right then and there. Anyway after 3 months of musical specialists they finally got around to blood glucose test and BANG there it was--Type II Diabetes.
Needless to say Im not too happy with having to go through all that when a simple blood test would have caught it at the very beginning. At least now there is a direction to move in.