Re: HELP!!!!! Hi my name is Dee and I am very confused and would be grateful for any help whatsoever. I have just turned 54 (although it is said that I neither look it or act it, I agree with the bit about not acting it). I currently have an overactive thyroid and am waiting for an appointment to have radio iodine treatment. I have been classed as pre-diabetic for the past 3 years following blood tests and Glucose tolerance testings. Just before the symptoms of my overactive thyroid started in August of this year I was experiencing the symptoms of diabetes (weeing a lot, very tired, dry mouth, drinking a lot, dizziness, bad memory etc). The results of my subsequent blood tests showed that I was still apparently pre-diabetic and that my thyroid was overactive. The nurse told me that we should get my throid sorted before dealing with the diabetes. I am on medication for my thyroid which includes a drug to help with the shaking. Last week I attended the hospital for my thyroid and whilst there experienced my third "funny turn" in the space of 1 week - I shake badly, I get a headache, my mouth becomes really dry and my vision is not good (although not blurred) and I become very dizzy and confused. The consultant checked my previous blood test on the computer and asked me what my GP had put me on for my diabetes. He wasn't pleased when I told him that I was still being treated as a pre-diabetic and not on medication and he immediately put me on Metformin 500mg twice a day. Today I had to attend the diabetic clinc at my GP's and they are still saying that I am only pre-diabetic and do not have Diabetes but that I should stay on the Metformin and even gave me another prescription. The nurse told me that my last 2 blood tests showed a level of 47 (can't remeber what she said - mg's or someting) and only when they have a reading of 48 on 2 tests will I be classed as diabetic. I had no advice about diet or how to manage this and I feel very angry and confused. I would be grateful for any advice or helpful comments. I am sorry that this is so long but I feel that it is all relevant.