Posted by: Talitia | 2012/03/28



Kry skielik sere aan voete, rooi, jeuk en lyk droog. Ek weet nie of ek misk diabeet is nie, kry ook skielik naalde prikkels net in regterhand. Ek rook nie, is nie oorgewig, seks drang was/is nog altyd goed, het bietjie droe vel, ek gebruik glad nie suiker.. maar toe ek my laat toets het, was me lesing 12.5? Is dit teken dat ek diabeties kan wees/

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Diabetes expert

Dear Talitia

To diagnose diabetes one requires a fasting glucose(done following an overnight fast of 8 hours) of 7 or over with associated symptoms of tiredness, drinking lots of water and passing lots of urine or blurred vision, or alternatively a random glucose reading of 11,1 or more with the same symptoms. If there are no symptoms, then one would require a repeat value above the aforementioned cut-offs .If your random reading was 12.5, then it sound like you may have diabetes, and would suggest doing a formal fasting test with your doctor.

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