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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Davie boy, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Davie boy

    Davie boy Type 2 · Member

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    In one word, what symptom made you realise you had diabetes?

    For me, it was the Thirst
     
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  2. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have any symptoms, I was diagnosed in a routine health check.

    Edited to add: Now I think about it I did have a symptom which was slight tingling in the toes of one foot. However I didn't know it was a symptom until a long time after diagnosis.
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I had no symptoms at all. I was also diagnosed on a routine review.
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Me, too. Not one single symptom. Diagnosed with an A1c of 98 in a routine MOT.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I didn’t think I had symptoms, I was diagnosed on a routine health check. However since diagnosis and getting my blood sugars back to non diabetic levels I realised that I was tired and foggy minded, which I’d put down to getting older. I'm no longer tired and now clear headed.
     
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  6. Davie boy

    Davie boy Type 2 · Member

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    I recall taking trays of drink up to bed (after I had had my accident and before diagnosis), I could have drunk the sea dry!
     
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  7. Davie boy

    Davie boy Type 2 · Member

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    Well done, I see you have halved your hba1c! My uncle was type two and overweight, but then got stomach cancer and lost the weight and is now diabetes-free, and in fact, is being encouraged to eat all the stuff that is bad for you to put some weight on.
     
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  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of symptoms, for years, but chaulked them up to other issues. Did a blood test myself to rule out diabetes as a cause for my nafld, and that was undeniably high. Boom. T2.
     
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  9. kundaliniyogini

    kundaliniyogini · Member

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    No symptoms here either, however I have far more energy now and am much more of a positive cheerful person than my former self so I guess they were there but I didn't realise.
     
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  10. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Weeeeeee......
     
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  11. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Unless you count forty odd years of easy weight gain - none.
    I should have had a test for my thyroid replacement and the wrong box must have been ticked.
     
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had lots of symptoms and went to the GP several times for different infections, but even they didn't put 2 and 2 together. It was a routine blood test that finally diagnosed it, although it was suggested as the cause of a 5 week eye infection at the hospital eye clinic.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Not being able to lose weight for 20 years was the main symptom. That and extreme fatigue.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Thrush.
     
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    LeftPeg · Well-Known Member

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    Symptoms restrospectively identified as diabetes. Tiredness, weight loss, raging thrush, gum infections, dry mouth.
     
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  16. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No symptoms either and diagnosed through routine blood test with a very high BG level. I did have one night when I was thirsty but had eaten a very salty takeaway. Who knows ...
     
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    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Thirst
     
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  18. JAT1

    JAT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I never connected the dots. Thirst - "it's good to drink alot". Going to the bathroom every 15 minutes - "incontinence is normal as you get older". Sleeping 12 hours a night - "the job is exhausting". Very sore gums and gum infections - "the tooth brush is too hard". Blurry vision - "too much computer". Tingling fingers - "better than being cold". Finally I dropped below 100 pounds and freaked. There was no excuse for that. I had been eating platefuls of pasta, half loaf of bread a day, lots of sugar, stacks of pancakes etc etc in an effort to gain. So I went to a doctor for the first time in 4 years and was misdiagnosed type 2, given tons of meds which sent me to a liver specialist who said to get off all meds. The endocrinologist sent me on the type 1 path. Now I feel great and I hope I don't ever have to see another doctor other than the endo couple times a year.
     
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    ~tara~ · Newbie

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    Not a singular symptom that sent me to the docs tbh. Extreme thirst plus thrush sent my warning bells off
     
  20. neithskye

    neithskye Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetes diagnosis was a surprise. That said, I have horrible dry mouth. Even now with normal BG I get horrible nighttime dry mouth.

    Interestingly, I have always been thirsty/need to use the restroom a lot. My doctor tested me for diabetes almost 30 years ago at age 18 because of it.
     
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