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

  1. Seewalk

    Seewalk Type 2 · Active Member

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  2. Davie boy

    Davie boy Type 2 · Member

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    You are so right, we do put things down to anything else, don't we?
     
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  3. Bittern

    Bittern Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Numb patches on my feet which were not recognised, with good control they have gone. Diagnoses was as part of a company medical.
     
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  4. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thirst but I was working in Athens and it was hot 30+ so drinking lots was normal. Returned to UK and found I'd lost weight and the thirst continued
     
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  5. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Bleed behind my right eye discovered at routine eye test led to my diagnosis one year ago.
     
  6. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In hindsight, I had loads - Reoccurring UTI's, constant tiredness & falling to sleep minutes after a meal, slow steady weight gain, dispite tries every low fat, high carb diet known to man. My Mum spotted the ketones on my breath, as she was a nurse and also has a T1 brother knew it could be diabetes and insisted that I went and got checked out. 17.6mmol at the chemist! and a quick trip to the GP's later, here I am
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Waking up one night with all over pins and needles -that sent me off to the docs.. and having to get up to pee 3-4 times every night for about 4 years..
     
  8. barbherod

    barbherod Type 2 · Member

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    My trigger symptom was bad vision. I complained to my optician that my new (2 month old) expensive glasses were not effective and my sight was seriously impaired. He asked me if I thought I might have Diabetes and thinking about it I replied that I had lost some weight ( although I was never really overweight and still within healthy BMI). I was also very thirsty but put it down to overheated working conditions, was peeing a lot, but then I was drinking a lot, was tired, but was working hard..... No need to go on. My friendly GP was shocked at the test levels but said that I was eating well ( for the time, brown fibre, veg, fruit. not much junk, so was put on Medication immediately. This was all 22 years ago and I am still surviving with few side effects at the age of 74.
    The vision levelled out within a couple of months and has been stable ever since. I now follow LCHF and am more stable than I have ever been. Only problem that I can't afford to lose any more weight.
     
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  9. sarah_chadwick

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    Raging headaches, along with thirst. I put it down to stress at first, things were bad at work and I was helping my Son and Daughter-in-Law with wedding arrangements as her parents live in Canada, but 3 month's after the wedding and I had taken voluntary redundancy I felt worse-so a visit to the GP beckoned!
     
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  10. Davie boy

    Davie boy Type 2 · Member

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    Sorry to hear that PenguinMum! That must have been frightening?
     
  11. Pinkorchid

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    No symptoms at all not thirsty no tiredness no strange vision nothing at all I always felt totally fine. I was only diagnosed at a routine annual blood test that I had been having for about 12 years because I take blood pressure tablets and one suddenly showed I had an glucose level of 46 which is just in diabetes levels
     
  12. Wayne18000

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    In several words...thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, peeing like a elephant and stomach cramps.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.

    I don't recall being particularly thirsty, but I must have been drinking a lot, cos it must have come from somewhere :hungover:
     
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  14. Major Buckmaster

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    Textbook for me:
    Severe thirst
    Dry mouth
    Peeing constantly
    Itching.
     
  15. jjraak

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    for me it was also a check up.

    back caused chest pains, hence the doctors visit.
    bloods said type 2.

    looking back, like many put it down to other elements.
    work was intensive, stressful and 50/60 hr weeks
    so tiredness was that, surely..?
    eyesight blurry..looking at computer screen all day and age, ok course
    peeing more often..male and getting older


    thirst...not so much but since diagnosis..i get that wretchedly dry mouth.
     
  16. Debandez

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    I went to the Dr with constant heartburn. I hadn't suffered with this since I was pregnant some 26 years previous. Also mentioned to the Dr my urgency for the loo. IBS symptoms. It would just come on me in a split second that I needed the toilet immediately! (My woe was so high carb, pasta or rice most nights for dinner, potatoes most days, bread most days, and lots of wine) Ultrasound scan booked and appointment for possible endoscope. Bloods taken. I asked the dr in my appointment about possible diabetes as my mouth seemed to be dry a lot. He did a finger prick test. 5.7. 'I very much doubt it' he said. Hba1c came back at 62. LCHF straight away after finding the solution to my t2d on here and my IBS stopped. Haven't had since. My heartburn that was persistent for 6 weeks disappeared almost over night. When I look back I had experienced the following symptoms but hadnt put it down to anything:
    Itchy skin
    Blurry vision in the morning on a couple of occasions
    Thrush on more than one occasion.
     
  17. KC67

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    I’m a type 1, and was diagnosed after going to the GP with recurring savage thrush! But I was also thirsty, incredibly tired, and lost weight. I was in denial about all of this at the time though - it had become ‘normal’.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I was on a 20-kilometer bike-ride and was so exhausted that my daughter had to wait for me at every 1-meter rise of the road, it was fantastic weather but my body didn´t have any energy,

    I did eat kg´s of toffies at that time and lots of pizzas .... don´t do that much anymore, really was a pig with my health, but had otherwise followed the official advice of low fat for 30 years ( wrong advice it seems)

    I was surprised because biking is not that difficult and we had all the day, but I just had to walk up every 1-meter "hill" had to jump off the bike and walk and didn´t know what was wrong, we did pass McDonald's and I had an ice-creme there, and wanted to take a taxi the last 5 kilometers, but my daughter convinced me I could do the last part of the trip too, which I did.

    I did go to my GP two days later on Monday thought my metabolism was out of whack, that I had too little levothyroxine or even too much didn´t have a clue, the nurse did just for all sake try to measure my blood glucose and it was 17mmol... well she said; you have diabetes I am almost sure... I didn´t believe her... and had to come for more results... and then I didn´t sleep for 3 nights.. and thought; I can´t do this to my daughter, she only has me, I can´t expect her to take care of an ill mother all of her best years of youth.. and then I went 1000 calories for 6 months and lost 35 kg and got normal numbers again, metformin helped me hugely, but my GP took it away from me because my numbers were that low an HbA1c of 34 then...
     
  19. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    First sign was a trip to the optician because my prescription seemed off. She mentioned diabetes but I was down to 8.5 stone then (& thinking what a great job I was doing getting fit), so ruled out T2 on my size and T1 on my age.

    3 weeks later I was under 8 stone and a friend who had a cancer scare told me to go to the GP. I was drinking a lot but it was summer and it's good to stay hydrated!

    GP popped a dipstick in a urine sample and went running down the corridor for a BG meter. That just said HI. Raging ketones too.

    They still assumed I was T2 and it was a fortnight of pills not working before I ended up in A&E.
     
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