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Old 08-16-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Am I diabetic?

My name is Elyse. I'm 27 years old and overweight. I have never had high blood sugar before in my life. In fact, I always had just the opposite, My blood sugar was always low. I became hypoglycemic at about 15. Anyway, for the past 2-3 days I've been really lightheaded and had a terrible headache so I've been checking my blood sugar. It's been between 120 and 170.



Now, I don't know if this is because I've all of a sudden become diabetic, over the last few days or because I've got a mild case of cellulitis on my arm and I've been taking Levaquin for 7 days. (no fever, and although it's still there it's been improving) The pharmacist said that Levaquin could mess with your blood sugar, but that it would usually make it low. I've also been VERY hungry all the time! I'm tring to eat healthy, low carb stuff like some sugar free jello or even some homemade vegetable soup. My stomach is constantly growling.

I know I have to make an appointment with my doctor, but I just wanted to get any thoughts you all might have in the meantime.

What do you eat when you are so hungry that your stomach feels completely empty, but at the same time you don't want to make your blood sugar go up?


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Old 08-16-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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Re: Am I diabetic?

Hey hun.... when we found out my hubby was diabetic his bs was 495! He was ALWAYS tired, CRANKY, and DRANK A TON.... we are talkin abotu 3 gallons of water a gallon of milk and maybe a 2 litter of dr pepper! A NIGHT! Sleepwalking and wetting the bed! 120-170 is high but I would not be concerned.... infact he is about 240lbs and that is where his is suppossed to be... they said below 120 is low..... may vary for other ppl.... I hope I helped!

 
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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Re: Am I diabetic?

Thanks, that makes me feel slightly better! But the thing is, I just don't feel well at all for these past few days. I'm really lightheaded, and I'm absolutely starving which used to tell me that my sugar was low and I should have something to eat. But I checked it and it wasn't low at all. I'm really wondering if it is just the Levaquin that I'm taking causing this. I am definitely going to call my doctor tomorrow.

The other thing is that I am ALWAYS really tired but I have multiple sclerosis and that has been making me tired for years! I'm trying to lose weight and cut out the sugar even if I am not diabetic, but I'd just like to be sure.

 
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