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Diabetes?

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  • Posted By: angle_03
  • January 19, 2008
  • 02:45 AM

I don't know if this has much to do with diabetes because it's only happened twice (August 07 and December 07) The first time it happened, I went pale, went between warm and cool, had fuzzy vision that was white that hazed kind of thick over what I was looking at, and my stomach felt funny. I wasn't aware that I started sitting. I drank some water and the symptoms disappeared as quickly as they came. I was completely fine before hand and had eaten maybe two hours before which was breakfast. None of it came back so the total time was around 10-15 minutes. The second time I had some of the same symptoms and a few extra. I was at school the second time and I was already sitting when it happened. My head felt a little funny and so did my stomach like the first time it happened. I went pale and I was really warm. My teacher's voice changed slightly. (kind of like when your ear pops but without the pop and slightly less of a blocking in noise) His voice seemed to be a little lower too. I went to the water fountain, drank cold water for around five minutes, came back in and I felt okay, but started to shiver. I was wearing a sweater. I found out that I still had a fever that was at 100 degrees. I was like that from Friday to Saturday, but on Saturday, my stomach was the only thing that felt bad and I puked. That day, I had eaten around four hours before. I was just mostly wondering what could of happened the first time. The second time was linked with a one day stomach flu. If this has nothing to do with Diabetes, sorry about that. It was a suggestion my mom had since I had gotten thirsty both times.

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  • Type 1 DiabetesThis type of diabetes is mostly found in children and young adults. If you have type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin and you must inject insulin daily.You May:urinate oftenbe very thirstybe very hungrylose a lot of weightbe very tiredbe irritablehave blurred visionhave trouble seeing.Type 2 DiabetesMost people with diabetes have this form of the disease. Type 2 is usually found in people over 45, who have diabetes in their family, who are overweight, who don’t exercise, and who have cholesterol problems. It is also common in certain racial and ethnic groups (blacks, American Indians, and Hispanics) and in women who had diabetes when they were pregnant. If you have type 2 diabetes, your body cannot make enough insulin or correctly use it. Treatment is diabetes pills and sometimes insulin injections, as well as diet and exercise.You May Have:any of the symptoms of type 1 diabetesa lot of infectionscuts or bruises that heal slowlytingling or numbness in the hands or feetskin, gum, or bladder infections that keep coming back.Do you have any of these symptoms? I think the thirst thing is continual. However, have you been to the doc this year? Talk about your symptoms.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 11:46 AM
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  • If anything, I was just wondering if these could be symptoms of something else that's not diabetes... Something that doesn't start out consistent. I don't have a weight problem at all. I'm currently 13 1/2 years old, weighing 94 pounds and I'm 4'11".
    angle_03 2 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 03:31 PM
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  • Sounds like you have low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, NOT diabetes. Look it up on google and you will see the symptoms you are having.You should carry a sweet snack with you at all times and try to eat something at least every 2 hours. When you start to feel "icky" eat a snack or some juice and you will feel better almost immediately.Many people who are very tiny like you have problems keeping their blood sugars stable. Does anyone in your family have a machine that tests your blood sugar?If so, you should monitor yours at least weekly and whenever you have a spell as you described. Normal blood sugar is between 80 and 100.Good LuckJanet Lewis, RN, MSN:p
    Jankim9597 20 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 10:30 PM
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  • Well, maybe it could be hyperglycemia and type one diabetes? I was looking at type one diabetes and found this: "The child may be ill appearing, lethargic, and often have signs of dehydration (tachypnea, tachycardia, and low blood pressure)." It all happened except for I'm not sure about low blood pressure. Last year I showed a few signs of hyperglycemia. I saw nervousness and shakiness... I was like that a lot. Now sometimes I mix up my words weirdly. Like switching the first letters of two words and swapping them. It hasn't happened since '07 though. That's what I did last year, but some of those are replaced and I have the new symptoms.I usually get mad pretty easily and if I have emotions piled on me one after the other and they're all mixed up, I cry. I don't know if this is just a teenage thing or what...Hopefully this can be some more of a clue...
    angle_03 2 Replies
    • January 20, 2008
    • 01:40 AM
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