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Posted by Ken on August 16, 2000 at 22:13:49:

In Reply to: What does it mean? posted by Lynn on August 10, 2000 at 09:12:53:

: I just recently had blood test. I have hypothyroidism. The dr also tested iron, I have history of anemia. She had them do a glucose test also. She's just informed me that my glucose tested a little high. What does this mean. Do I now how diabetes? My pyhciatrist ordered these test. She treats me for panic disorder and depression. She said I need to follow up with my MD. I am exhaused all the time. I have no energy at all. Also my legs cramp and feet and hands tingle like there asleep. Can someone please answer my questions. This terrifies me. My mother in law is diabetic and she has no kidney funtion at all and is on dialisis. Also my vision is blurry a lot of the time and it's like I can't see straight and must go to sleep. Thank you for any help you can give me.

You seem to have many symptoms which can be related to diabetes, but just one test does not prove you have it. If you have it, it would Type II (Type 2) which shows itself about or after the age of 40.

I suggest you follow up with your regular doctor so additional testing can be done.

If you are found to have Type II diabetes, it is not the end of your life. It is the beginning of a new life where you must control your carbohydrates (sugars, starches, fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes). This is especially true of sugars and starches. This does not mean you can't have any carbohydrates, but the quantity you have at each meal, including snacks, must be regulated. Exercise also helps control blood sugar levels, but you should clear any exercise program with your doctor.

Ken


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