By brand19922006 Latest Reply 2011-09-28 22:44:15 -0500
Started 2011-09-28 22:09:10 -0500

Hi. Let me start off by saying I have not been diagnosed with diabetes. It does run in my family. My mom, her parents and about 5 of her sister and brothers has diabetes. My mom likes to check our glucose level when we are at her house sometimes. I told her that I have been having blurry vision after meals and she check my level. It has ranged from 165 to 398. It has not been under 200 for the last two months. She has told me to see a doctor as soon as possible. I have been so tired, and light headed. All I want to do is lay down. I feel tingly feelings in my extremities.My stomach has now started to hurt daily. I do not know if I have diabetes but my mom says it sounds like it. I am on a waiting list to see a low income doctor but my mom insist that I see a doctor soon. Is it safe for me to be going to work when I wake up and my levels are over 200? I bought my own meter to show the doctor my results when I get in to see them.

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jayabee52 2011-09-28 22:44:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Brand WELCOME to DC!

I am not a physician so I am not authorized to make a diagnosis, but from the sounds of it you probably do have diabetes and from the sounds of it you have had it for a while now. 169 is in the range of diabetes. almost 400 is even moreso.

It sounds like you have the start of diabetic neuropathy with those tingly feelings in your extermeties. If I were you I would treat myself as a person with diabetes, and eat that way. I would suggest you go on a low carb high protein meal plan eating more non-starchy veggies and limit your fruits (lots of carbs in fruits) drasticly.

That is how I manage my diabetes without the use of diabetes medications. You won't do yourself any harm by following those guidelines.

As to the issue of waiting, it is important to get a diagnosis. Regarding is it safe to wait for the low-income Dr? I believe the quicker you get your diabetes under control the better. I have burning diabetic neuropathy pain from my knees to my toes. I have tingling neuropathy from my elbows through my fingers. I may have the start of gastroparesis (stomach contents do not empty into my intestines regularly) which is related to diabetes. You could also be doing incredible damage to your kidneys and may eventually have to go on dialysis (where I am at now). So will you die right away if you don't take care of your diabetes symptoms? Maybe not, but do you want to risk these and more complications? I was foolish and didn't take my diabetes seriously enough and I got these complications.

A friend of mine didn't know about his diabetes and lost a toe to amputation. You COULD lose a foot or a leg, who knows? And in some extreme cases ultra high BG numbers can cause strokes or heart attacks and possibly coma and or death. Extreme? Maybe. But why chance it?

I pray that you take your diabetes seriously and control it before it controls you.

Blessings to you and yours


alanbossman 2011-09-28 22:19:18 -0500 Report

Hi, and welcome to DC family. Just by those numbers and I'am not a doctor but you are probably diabetic. You have all the symptoms of being diabetic. You do need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Also start cutting out carbs in your meals and eating small portion size meals.

brand19922006 2011-09-28 22:29:02 -0500 Report

Thanks. My mom mentioned to me about carbs too when I told her I do not understand why my numbers are so high since I eat sweets by spell.

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