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diabetes?

Postby Lexa » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:50 am

Hey guys,

Bascially I just want to know what you all think...I made an appointment with my gp for thursday because amongst other things I want to be tested for diabetes.
I feel knackered ALL the time, literally from the moment I get up till the moment I go to bed, I drink all the time and get thirsty quickly and I just read (sorry if TMI) that you can get yeast infections if diabetic and another reason im going is because my discharge has changed colour and it cant be an STI as ive had no play for a while =[ lol. what you think? do you think this could actually be diabetes?? Im on spiro which is a diurettic (sp?) which could explain the drinking ness however when I forget to re order my tablets - happens a lot lol, I still drink all the time.
Also my dad is diabetic and was diagnosed young as were my grandparents..plus I have pcos..

I dont know if im just completely over blowing all this putting 2 + 2 together and coming up with 2039092 , do you think im wasting the docs time?

Also I was told that blurred vision is a sign? is this true? I had awesome eye sight up until january this year and had to get glasses as I realised I couldnt see things when I Was driving and its gotten worse since then..

so what do you all think? I dont know I dont want to get to the docs and she tells me to just sleep more lol.
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Postby FIREFIGHTER » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:55 am

go to your doc and share your thoughts with her , what harm is it gonna do never believe it is a waste of time, wen its your health nothing is ok so tell her what you have said on here.
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Postby Annoldie » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:27 pm

Hi Lexa, think you are right to get yourself checked out for diabetes. If it turns out your fears are unfounded then you can relax and stop worrying, if you have got it then you need some treatment. If you are on a low GI/ low Carb diet and or on Metformin, I think I would remind your GP because it could be controlling your blood sugar and you may need a GTT to show up any diabetes. Good luck for Thursday - let us know how you get on. Ann.
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Postby broody78 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:25 am

yes i would defo go to see your doctor,explain your symptoms and demand a glucose tolerance test to be on the safe side.Fasting blood tests at the surgery dont show up whether you have diabetes or not but GTT does.I have been feeling really tired no energy for months now and along with thirst and was generally worried about having diabetes,so went along to docs and asked for a GTT.Had it done last thurs and thankfully came back normal which was a relief!! better to be safe than sorry hun,im sure you be fine , goodluck! :)
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Postby Lexa » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:47 am

Well I'm going for a fasting blood glucose thing at 10:20 this morning lol ...I think basically she thinks ive already had it done and its not in my notes =/ so told me to ask the specialist about it..

Im pretty sure I would remember having it done tho!

anyhoo ill let you all know how that goes =] xx
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Postby FIREFIGHTER » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:30 am

LEXA HOW WAS YOUR FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE THING GO?
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Postby Lexa » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:59 pm

heya..

I dont get results until next friday =/ so have to sit and wait about lol.

She also took loads of samples testing for pretty much everything you can think of tho! If this test comes back normal..do you think I should push for a gtt test?

They always have trouble finding my veins and I swear yesterday it was a case of poke and hope for the best, my arms are covered in bruises lol.
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Postby mandie82 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:35 pm

good luck with the results.. i get mine on wednesday :S
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Postby broody78 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:00 am

hi Lexa,yes i would deffo push for a GTT even if fasting blood comes back normal,just to be on the safe side!! I know what you mean about them having trouble finding veins,when having my GTT the nurse attempted my left arm poking twice there :x then poked 4 times on right arm and finally got some blood out of me!!!! my veins just dont pop out and i had one hell of a bruise the next day :roll: :roll:
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Postby Lexa » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:11 am

haha yeah I have a nice yellow bruise!!

how did your results go mandie? x
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Postby broody78 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:16 pm

hi Lexa, have you had yr results back??
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Postby mandie82 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:39 am

Hi Lexa

Been on hols for a couple of week.. my fasting test came back normal.. but im going to push the docs for the other one.. as my dad is diabetic.. and when ever he comes round.. he checks my bloods.. and through the day they are over 12 usually :? so want to be safe than sorry really!! but back at docs this week.


have you had your results back yet??

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Postby Lexa » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:12 pm

heya, sorry been ill not been online for a while.

Yeah I got my results back and as expected they were normal. x
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Postby broody78 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:35 pm

thats great news hun,well happy for you! :D
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Postby jow » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:07 am

Hope you dont mind me butting in - but did you ever do the glucose test too? I only ask because my fasting blood test always come back as normal- even now that I am diabetic!

I have a theory that many of us will have normal fasting tests and only the glucose test will prove otherwise..
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