Posted by: Vanessa | 2012/12/04


What should i do

My sugars are way out of control. I actually think I should be in hospital.

My urine smells, I have terrible lower back pains (not sure if it is my back or kidneys). Terrible thirst –  I drink in excess of 5 litres of water a day, and it feels like I am passing about 10 Litres of water. I need to get up about 3 times at night to go to the loo. I am also having trouble in falling asleep. I have hot and cold sweats and when I get up I am drenched from the sweating. Extremely tired –  exhausted. My feet are swollen

Oh yes and I have the candida again –  but this time it does not feel like the previous times it is more located towards the front part, it is also very dry and swollen. I have also had my period for a month now –  even though I had the injection on 26 October 2012.

Eyesight: I can’ t see anything right in front of me without reading glasses but I have far vision.

I have had a hoarse / no voice since the 22 November 2012 and a cough, terribly blocked left nasal passage. My throat is extremely sore. I am feeling nauseous for most of the day (probably from the post nasal drip).

Eating habits: I am not very hungry due to the nausea. If I do eat it is a protein shake or a piece of meat.

My tummy is going regularly but I have a continuous pain on my left side just under the breast. (transcending colon)

I don’ t have any more “ GP”  visits available and I don’ t have the cash to come for a visit due to unforeseen expenses this month.

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Diabetes expert

Hi Vanessa
It sounds like you may have a kidney infection which is causing the urine to smell as well as the back pain, and this is resulting in higher glucose levels, which then causes the increased thirst and candidia infections. Unfortunately you are going to need to see a doctor to be tested for an infection and to get the glucose levels under control.

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012/12/05

Maybe I should read before posting - sore throat

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012/12/05

I meant to write soe throat.

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012/12/05

... the candida infection might cause your sugar readings to be out of control so maybe you should get a cream for that at least ...as for the soar throat and blocked nose you could try something like Advril CS or might even need antibiotics as you are coughing, so perhaps you need to see a doctor :-)

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012/12/05

I use to take my daughter to hospital if she started to vomit and had ketones, maybe they''ll check for ketones in hospital if you don''t have strips to test ...

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Posted by: Vanessa | 2012/12/04

i am female age 42

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