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Could I be becoming Diabetic?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cahila, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Cahila

    Cahila · Newbie

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    I have recently been more thursty than usual and I have been sleeping more on my days off, I have just done a random blood sugar check and I am 6.4 mmol/l at the moment I haven't eaten anything since 1pm and it is like 5 hours later, please help I'm so confused with it all as I don't feel lows and I have started noticing this sudden change
     
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    Type-2-Havent-A-Clue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You need to go to see your doctor and get a blood test to confirm diagnosis. Thirst is a key indicator, along with dry mouth and tiredness. Don’t take no risks, see your GP
     
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    Deleted Account · Guest

    This website has more than the forum (and its very knowledgeable members): there is a great library of information about diabetes such as
    Type 1 diabetes symptoms
    Type 2 diabetes symptoms
    Blood sugar level ranges

    Whilst tiredness and feeling thirsty are symptoms for diabetes, I second (or third) the advice to visit your doctor as they are symptoms for other conditions too.

    And, in the meantime, take a look around the website to understand about diabetes and know what questions to ask if you are (or not) diagnosed with diabetes.
     
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  4. Cahila

    Cahila · Newbie

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    Thank you, I am scheduled to see an endocrinologist as I have been battling with hypoglycemia unawareness for quite a long time, thanks for the advice
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Have you been diagnosed with hypoglyceamia? If so, you might find help in this subforum: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/reactive-hypoglycemia.70/ There might be people who know more about different kinds of hypoglyceamia than just reactive hypoglyceamia.
    Good luck!
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @Cahila - Do you have any diagnosis for your hypoglycaemia episodes?
     
  7. Cahila

    Cahila · Newbie

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    No not yet that is why I'm seeing the endocrinologist about it as I have almost fainted multiple times due to not feeling my lows till its too late, I am hoping to get some help with it all and hopefully they will try me on a cgm to figure out what is going on, I have had multiple abdominal surgeries and my last one made it all worse. I just want some control so I can enjoy being active again and not risk any problems occuring.
     
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