Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Wondering | 2012/01/12

Q.

Could I be borderline diabetes

Hi there
Since Oct 2011 I have been experiencing the following which has increased substantially in the last two weeks :
Excessive hunger followed by shakiness, headaches, nausea (then when I try to eat I keep gagging and cannot eat very much)
Frequent urination (although I had a bladder op in 2006 and since then I do " go"  more often than most)
water eyes with a burning sensation
extreme tiredness
acid reflux
severe neck pain when tilting head backwards and forwards (Although I doubt that the neck pain has anything to do with this, just mentioning it)

The shaky and excessive hunger feelings suddenly come up and then I start feeling panicky as once I was home alone and nearly fainted and wondered who would look after me if I did pass out - since then I start feeling very panicky when these symptoms set in. I try to force food in. THen at times when I am a little hungry I eat immediately and some days it seems like all I do is eat. I do not want to put on weight in fact I want to lose about 6kg (I am currently 58 kg and very short so I look very chubby)> Please advise if I need to have glucose tests/insulin tests etc

Expert's Reply

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Diabetes expert

Dear Wondering

I think that some of the symptoms can be explained by having high sugar, and suggest that you do get your glucose levels checked, preferable a fasting level, i.e. after an overnight 8 hour fast, but if negative will need a proper examination by GP.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/01/20

Dear Wondering

I think that some of the symptoms can be explained by having high sugar, and suggest that you do get your glucose levels checked, preferable a fasting level, i.e. after an overnight 8 hour fast, but if negative will need a proper examination by GP.

Reply to Diabetes Expert
Posted by: b.e. | 2012/01/18

hi there, it seems the diabetic expert takes ages to respond to people and i know that must be hell of a frustrating! i am a type 1 diabetic for 7 years now and have been obsessing over it seems like forever so i am very knowledge-able on the subject. in amongst your symptoms seem to be a few diabetic 1''s. i definately suggest you go see your doctor and have blood tests done. even if that is not the problem, i am sure they will find it, and you can stop feeling ill and panicking everytime you feel faint. good luck! i hope you are not diabetic coz there is no worse curse than this lifelong struggle!! xx

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