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Diabetes and Misdiagnosis.

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  • Posted By: Peter E.
  • September 10, 2011
  • 06:36 PM

Well, as a child, living in Londodn, I was generically left handed, but my father, a concert pianist, saw this as a crime against god. Through beatings from my father I became right-handed. This forced me into dyslexia which still partially haunts me today. I couldn't telll my left from my right. After puberty I noticed that I was prone to small facial absesses which in time became enormous. My doctor put this down to a number possibilities. Chocolate, alcohol, talcum powder, after shave, fried food. I have always been very thirsty. All I could do was not touch any of those proucts. Condition worsened. In 1981 I moved to Cornwall. A new doctor....same diagnosis. Some 30 years on and I had never been given a glucose test. In 1998 my "Quack" was away on holiday. I saw a locum. He read my file, looked at me, read my file again, then said it's pretty obvious to me. He did a blood test and announced..."you sure are....a diabettic!" I pinged at 47ml, some 5 times over the limit. The long term effects of misdiagnosis are now very bad indeed. In 1998 I was given insulin. This caused severe pins and needles in the head. I told my "Quack" this and he told me continue..."You will get use to this." After 2 years I stopped using insulin. Pins and Needles continued. In 2004 I felt "sick" in the right temporal lobe for a few seconds, followed by an emormous dose of pins and needles running from head to toe, in section. This still continues today. I do not black out.I can not speak whilst this is happening. My vision and hearing are not impaired. I have been through a bit of neuroloy....CT scan....which won't reveal anything unless it just happens to coincide with a seizure. My practice nurse tells me....."We don't know what's happening to you and may never find out!"


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