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Could be diabetic!

I think I might have type 2 diabetes. I have gotten blurred vision occassionally had a 9 1/2 lb baby and have and sometimes have a tingling in my hands and feet. The pathetic part is I can't see me never eating sweets or staying on a diet. This is terrible! Any advice?

Sun. Apr 22, 12:38am

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Sunday, April 22, 2007, 12:39 AM

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I thought the same thing, so I bought me a glucose meter. I was relieved to see my fasting blood glucose was "only" in the pre-diabetic stage (ie, 110 or less) and that I didn't go over 130 mg/dl 2 h after a regular meal (eg, cereal for breakfast). It costs quite a lot without insurance (between $100 - 200) but then it saves you from going to a doctor, or should I say, saves you from going to the doctor without knowing how bad things are. It is better to know what is causing your symptoms and be able to do something about it (this knowledge causes a great stimulus for doing my exercises), than not knowing. Plus, you don't have to give up sweets or anything if you are diabetic. You just have to eat them in very small quantities, keeping any load to about 30 - 40 g. It requires planning and some discipline, but it is not hopeless. The consequences of uncontrolled blood glucose are very dire (heart disease, blindness, non-healing of sores and infections), and the earlier you start to control it, the better off you will be. Since you have not mentioned being thirsty and frequent urination, your symptoms may be either quite early or something else entirely. Talk to your doctor.

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 10:21 AM

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I agree with the 10:21 poster. I am a type 2 diabetic. As I'm typing this I'm enjoying a small piece of dark chocolate. Make an appt with your doctor and find out what is going on. If you are a type 2 you can do alot to control your disease on your ain't rocket and exercise. Sometimes that isn';t enough, you may need medication IN ADDITION TO diet and exercise. Good luck, let us know how you're doing.

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 1:35 PM

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I am in the same boat with the OP. Babies all 9 1//2 - 10 1/2 pounds, and I been having blurred vision off and on for a couple of years and I often, if not always, have numbness or tingling in my hands and feet. Every time I see a doctor (generally at least once a year) they tell me I don't have diabetes. So, I guess there's hope for you OP (not having it, I mean) -- see your doctor and find out for sure, though - and eat sensibly and exercise either way.

Monday, April 23, 2007, 1:02 AM

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Its interesting how many differences in the numbers that doctors go by as far as pre and diabetics go. I am a type 2 and the classes I've taken and doctors I've seen all say that 3 mornings a week of your fasting number being 125 or higher is considered a diabetic. Anything over 105 is pre. 2 hours after meals it should be 150 or less. I also find it odd that the OP didn't receive a glucose test while pregnant, it is standard at 26 weeks I thought. But if you think you are you need to get tested. It could be dangerous to leave it untreated, especially if you need meds to control it. And no being a diabetic doesn't mean we have to give up everything. In my case its only my fasting numbers that are high, after eating I am always fine, even if I ate something sweet. So really you should go get tested.

Monday, April 23, 2007, 1:13 AM

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