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  • Posted By: stilldun
  • October 17, 2006
  • 06:56 AM

for the past two years i have been through various tests for the following symptoms:
dry mouth
fatigue...extreme
weight gain
stomach cramps
digestive problems, feels like my food wont digest and im constantly starving
severe headaches
blurriness in my eyes
and now to add to it dizziness. im so tired of not knowing what im fighting. i just recently went again for my fasting glucose first time it was over 125 and the second time it was in the normal range. when i check out these symptoms i keep coming back to diabetes. i live in a very rural area which leaves little room for a second opinion. anyone with any suggestions?:confused:

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  • Keep a check on your blood sugar. I have diabetes and before I was officially diagnosed, mine was 126 fasting at the doctor's office. The next time, one month later, was normal. The next month, non-fasting was 289 which is diabetes fasting or not. If you find it difficult to get to your doctor (you mentioned living in a rural area), I would invest in a meter to check yourself for a while. With the symptoms you listed, it could be a number of things and not necessarily diabetes. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 00:18 PM
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  • thanks for the info. i was also talking to a different physician and questioned this and he was telling me there is a test that you can do for the fasting then you drink stuff and it actually gives a three month window of what has been going on. i really appreciate your reply. i feel really alone and for me its more difficult i work third shift as a sleep med tech and its hard to get out and talk to others.
    stilldun 1 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 07:31 PM
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  • The 3 months he was referring to is your A1C, which is the most accurate measure of your blood glucose levels and does not require you to drink the sugary liquid first. It's just a blood test. Drinking the sugary liquid is a two-hour glucose tolerance test. This test measures how your body responds to sugar. If you are diabetic, there are many medications out there, and new ones are being developed. My diabetes has really not been a huge problem for me to deal with, except for adjusting to the diagnosis. Keeping track of your numbers, eating better, and getting some exercise really keeps blood sugar in check. I could eat better and exercise more myself, working on it most of the time! I still eat pretty much whatever I want, but I'm more aware of it and try to make better choices.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 18, 2006
    • 05:08 PM
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  • Do you drink or eat anything containing Aspartame? If you do look into the symptoms caused by aspartame.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 18, 2006
    • 11:27 PM
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