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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by keiralaw, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. keiralaw

    keiralaw · Newbie

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    Hi,
    Im 16 years old, and i am becoming worried that i might be diabetic.

    I have many of the symptoms, e.g. excessive thirst, dry mouth, dizziness, tiredness.
    I especially feel dizzy and lightheaded after eating a meal, normally around 5 minutes afterwards.

    I will be visiting the doctor on monday about my worries.

    Does this sound like i might be diabetic?

    Keira
     
  2. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya keira,
    it could be but the only way of telling is to see your gp, in the meantime if u do get any iller plz get help as type 1 diabetes can make u rather ill rather quickly, try not to worry though as it may be many things, my 16 yr old daughter often feels like it and asks me to check her blood but she is fine :D
     
  3. Katharine

    Katharine · Well-Known Member

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    If you start feeling sick or vomit go to the A and E department. They can test your blood sugar right away. Do you know any diabetics? They may do a check for you. If your level is 12 or over you would be best just to go to hospital. Make sure you use a new lancet and just jab your finger, don't put it in any pricking device.
     
  4. Sweet3x

    Sweet3x · Well-Known Member

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    Don't Chemists in the UK offer blood testing too?
    I'm sure I recall that from when I was last there.
    Hope you get it sorted out, and it's all fine :)
     
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