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Kinda worried. - April 7th 2012, 08:54 PM

So, I've been experiencing a lot of issues with blood sugar and circulation.

I might be totally off, but lately I've been feeling shaky, empty and numb, especially after I eat. I won't say it's every time, but 7/10 times I feel this way. This is new, and I'm wondering if it's a problem with my blood sugar, because my eating habits haven't changed. When I feel this way, and I'm standing up or walking around, I feel, for lack of a better term, intoxicated and lightheaded, and my body feels numb and my fingers start to shake. When I'm sitting down, but not cutting off circulation in my legs or feet, I still feel like there are pins and needles in my legs.

Which leads to my next problem. Lately, these past couple days, I've been waking up several times in my sleep to find my hands, arms, feet or legs have gone numb. Usually, I toss my feet or leg over the edge of the bed so they can get circulation again and go back to sleep. That's normal, right? Sometimes you cross your legs and you lose circulation in your foot. But this is several times a night for the past three or four days. Add that to problem above, and I'm a little concerned.

Is this something I should talk to my doctor about? If so, what kind of tests can they run to figure out if this is a problem?


   
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 8th 2012, 02:48 PM

This is definitely something you should talk to your doctor about. Tell your parents what you're experiencing, and go see a doctor, soon.

Edit: One thing they'll probably do is check your blood glucose levels. Don't worry about what they'll do very much. Just focus on getting to the doctor.
   
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 8th 2012, 09:22 PM

My mom said diabetes runs in her family... is it possible at all I could have diabetes?


   
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 8th 2012, 10:16 PM

Yes it could be possible that you can get it, but it doesn't mean you have it. From the symptoms your writing it doesn't look like type 1 diabetes were one feels fatigued, thirsty, has to go to the bathroom a lot, headaches etc.

As for type 2 diabetes, it depends on your eating habits, to much margarine etc, but again you aren't writing such things. It could be blood circulations since I'm kinda having the same problems (hands and fingers at night getting numb and tingly).

If your really worried go to a doctor (since I didn't so you should ^^,) and if your really worried about the diabetes sitution get a check up at a clinic. It could help.
   
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 8th 2012, 10:25 PM

I told my mom, and on one hand she's like, "I have to get you guys to a doctor anyway for a checkup," but then she's like, "but I have to work."
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 9th 2012, 12:04 PM

Well, is there another family member that could take you? If not, then stress to her you are worried and it's a bit scary to feel so yuck all the time. Make sure she understands you are worried and scared and would feel so much better to just go to the doctor.
   
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 9th 2012, 11:33 PM

My dad lives two states away. He said we'd look into it when I fly out for the summer in about a month. I'm not thrilled about waiting that long, but knowing my mom, it might be my only option. :/ My dad said in the meantime to keep a food diary listing what I eat, when I eat it and how I feel during & afterwards.


   
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Re: Kinda worried. - April 10th 2012, 02:15 PM

That is unfortunate you might have to wait, but if there is no other way..

Also, your dad is right. Keeping a food diary for medical purposes is a great idea.
   
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