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Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:17 AM

Can anyone tell me what the signs/symptoms for diabetes are? Ive tried to research but for some reason my internet doesn't want to work and let me on the websites haha.

Edit: Is there like a kit you can buy to find out if you are or do you need to get tests?
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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:21 AM

I have diabetes so I can tell you allll about it.
What signs/symptoms are you having?

Here are some common ones:
- Frequent trips to the bathroom.
- Unquenchable thirst.
- Losing weight without trying.
- Weakness and fatigue.
- Tingling or numbness in hand, feet or legs.
- Blurred vision.
- Skin that is dry and itchy.
- Frequent infections or cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal.

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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:27 AM

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I have diabetes so I can tell you allll about it.
What signs/symptoms are you having?

Here are some common ones:
- Frequent trips to the bathroom.
- Unquenchable thirst.
- Losing weight without trying.
- Weakness and fatigue.
- Tingling or numbness in hand, feet or legs.
- Blurred vision.
- Skin that is dry and itchy.
- Frequent infections or cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal.
The ones in bold im having and im also staggering alot aswell, i've noticed that recently. I told my friend and she said sounds like symptoms for diabetes so i've tried to research on it but as i've said my internet doesn't like me tonight lmao. Thank you very much x


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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:32 AM

If you think you may have diabetes, you should go to the doctor immediately.

To check for Type One, they would probably run a test for the antibodies, check for ketones, test your current and fasting BG levels, etc...

For Type Two, the main indicator is if your fasting BG is higher than it should be (about 80 to 120 mg/mmol).

Good luck, and please get to the doctor ASAP. A delay in diagnosis could make you very very sick.


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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:33 AM

If you are worried it might be diabetes.. get a doctor's appointment as soon as you can. Diabetes isn't something you want to mess around with. And the longer you wait, if it IS diabetes, the worse.


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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:36 AM

Ive tried to tell my mum but she thinks im overreacting and being a hypochondriac, obviously i know i can't be diagnosed but would you say it is worth checking it out as i do have some symptoms?


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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 02:53 AM

I would say yes. You can never be too careful, ya know?


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Re: Diabetes - February 25th 2009, 03:18 AM

To answer your second question. It's better diagnosed from a doctor, possibly by him/her giving you a meter and testing yourself, or possibly getting a blood glucose test. I think brit has all the symptoms down right.


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