Need some opinions

By mishellasangel Latest Reply 2011-10-06 01:04:59 -0500
Started 2011-10-03 13:08:46 -0500

Hi am new here I am not sure if I have diabetes and going to go in for my testing on Friday to get to the bottom of my symptoms which I would like some more opinions from many that knows a lot about diabetes…
I am have been experiencing frequent urinations for over a year now and it is the worst at night, I could get up every 5-15 minutes to go which also gives me difficulty sleeping thru out the night. I have also been so hungry where my stomach keeps growling and will not stop until I eat something, I dont know if I should mention how many calories I eat a day but lets just say that I have kids and I eat more now than when I did when I was pregnant. I am not obese.
Lately I have been experiencing extreme thirst where I know for a fact I am not dehydrated as it would be impossible for the amount of water I drink sometimes even with some salt so I can cool down my frequent urination but that doesnt help either, but sometimes I am so thirsty I feel like I could pass out if I dont drink anything… My fault for not going in sooner with my irregular every 15 minutes bathroom break, but I am getting tired of going in to get checked and they only want to check for bladder infection which always turn out negative and getting the answer I am not looking for… Now it seems to be getting worse for me and when I google my common problems the symtoms come up as diabetes which wouldnt shock me if I do have it (my testing will be on Friday) as I have it on both sides of the family. What would throw me off is that I am active so this is what confuses me is I thought the more exercise you do the less you would have to worry about diabetes!?!
I thought that even though I am not sure if I do for sure have diabetes that it would be nice to know more about it since it runs on both sides of my family.

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sheriden 2011-10-06 01:04:59 -0500 Report


TsalagiLenape 2011-10-05 07:42:14 -0500 Report

Well no worries first. You are in the right place by what you have said thus far. It does sound like me. I was working out losing the weight and thirsty all the time. Hungry as a bear like you. Then found out I was diabetic. Ugh! Not what I wanted to hear let alone be happy with. So once you do find out let us know. We can help as well as your doctor(s). Just a few changes and watch what you do i.e. what you eat how much and etc. Just look at Halle Berry the actress. So beautiful and healthy looking but she has diabetes as well. So get back to us once you do find out whatever. Hugs

mishellasangel 2011-10-05 13:54:56 -0500 Report

Oh wow that is very interesting I had no idea she had it either. I will for sure post my results hopefully will know by Friday!!!!

pixsidust 2011-10-05 07:34:53 -0500 Report

I got horribly thirsty right before my diagnoses. I drank non stop.
The bathroom goes with your drinking. You really need to go to a Doctor and test. I am glad you are going Friday! We are certainly here for you.

sheriden 2011-10-04 23:06:42 -0500 Report

sounds like you may have it. What type runs in your family? There are dif, test one where they have you drink a Glucose solution they draw befor during and after at least twice to see how the gluecose reacts. u have to have it in your system for certain periods of time so it takes a few hours. A A1c is just a draw. and there are others. Will be thinking of you pray they find out soon so you get on your way to better health. Blessings to you and yours.

mishellasangel 2011-10-05 14:04:12 -0500 Report

Both type 1 and 2, type 1 is on my mom side and type 2 is on my dad side. I am crossing my fingers but what I have going on is for sure not normal. I will let everyone know my results, I hope by Friday.

tabby9146 2011-10-04 10:51:13 -0500 Report

It sounds like you do. I did not have all those particular symptoms, my thing was I got up every night, (but had been doing that for yrs before diagnosis) once or twice to pee but I did not notice that as being unusual, I drink water off and on throughout the day. My thing was light headedness and sometimes getting a little dizzy. one time just before the test, (thinking I had it but not knowing for sure) I felt like I was going to faint. Scared me to death. I was not obese either, you don't even have to be much overweight to have type2. You could hve type1, I don't see your age…I was only 30 lbs. overweight, I had skinny arms and legs, and just a thicker waist, most excess weight in my midsection. lost it all. I was determined, it just scared me into losing and keeping it off. Good luck to you, and I hope it is not full blown , maybe pre-diabetic, you can head off diabetes with proper diet and exercise, or at least, put it off for many years. Hoping the best for you. I know how you feel, having to wait and see.

mishellasangel 2011-10-04 22:11:50 -0500 Report

I am hoping to get the answer by Friday, I am not sure how long the test takes but I know I will be very anxious to know that day.
If it is not diabetes then I will be seeing a urologist to find out what it possibly could be… My mom was thinking maybe tumor, but, like she says that wouldnt really explain my excessive thirst and hunger eiither.

Jan8 2011-10-04 08:45:35 -0500 Report

mishellasangel, i can imagine how worrysome this is to you ! Until your tests are done try to distract yourself with something that you love. You only have a few more days until you find out what the exact problem is. Just keep on drinkin,peein,and try to avoid sugar like the plague. At least if it is diabetes it can be controlled.

mishellasangel 2011-10-04 08:55:03 -0500 Report

Very true. So far days are going fast for me which is a good thing, the slower the days go the more anxious I get, but so far feeling calm, I am sure Thursday night I will be nervous but I will just have to read myself to sleep for distraction. Good thing my appointment is in the morning :)

alanbossman 2011-10-03 19:23:31 -0500 Report

I had the same symptoms you had could not satisfy my thirst and then have frequent urination also. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family as luck would have it I also got it. I worked over 50 years of my life the last 35 years at Chrysler then I retired at the end of March, and in a few short months June 24 I was taken to a hospital and landed in ICU for a week with a BG reading of 724. So things are much better now I have it under control. Almost forgot welcome to DC family.

mishellasangel 2011-10-04 08:15:04 -0500 Report

Oh wow!!! That is what exactly I am afraid of if I do not play it safe by getting to the bottom of my symptoms.
Diabetes has been stuck in the back of my mind all year, but I keep telling my self it is impossible so I kept ignoring the symptoms thinking it will get better but with me eating the way I do, still feeling hungry, and drinking water the way I am and still thirsty is for sure not normal for me.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome here, I really appreciate it :)

Type1Lou 2011-10-03 15:18:56 -0500 Report

Do you have any diabetic friends with meters who could help you test your blood sugar (BG) after meals? Depending on your reading, this could help you and your doctor determine whether diabetes is what ails you. I weighed 120 lbs when I developed my type 1 at age 27. I had the frequent urination problems and dropped 10 pounds in two weeks. You feel hungry all the time because your body can't metabolize the food you eat for energy. If access to a BG meter is not possible, you can purchase urine test strips OTC at a pharmacy which will test for ketones which appear in your urine when you have high blood sugars over an extended period of time. Hoping you find out what the problem is so you can begin to deal with it. Sending you hugs and good wishes!

alanab 2011-10-03 13:42:37 -0500 Report

Exercise is great for you, diabetic or not, but you can be healthy and active and still develop diabetes—it's just less likely. It sounds like you've got some serious symptoms, (though I'm NOT qualified to diagnose) and I know Friday must seem a long time away for you. It's hard when you don't really have instructions or the information you need. My suggestion, if they haven't given you any specific instructions, is to limit your intake of any sugary drinks (colas, tea, Kool-aid, Gatorade and such). It really sounds like you're drinking mostly water anyway, which is a good thing. Other than that, just eat sensibly until you know for sure. You don't want to go off on a protein kick and then find out you have any other issues. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, and you can find a CDE (certified diabetes educator), that is a great next step. They can explain about carbs (good and bad) and worlds of other things. There are a lot of people here who are kind and welcoming, and they'll offer lots of advice. I know it will seem overwhelming. I hope that the diagnosis is something other than diabetes for you, but whether it is or not, welcome to DC.

mishellasangel 2011-10-03 14:08:41 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for the response. Information from real people is what I need and I am hoping I dont have diabetes, but will have to live with it if it does come true. I think it is more than likely in my best interest to get to know diabetes more since it runs on both sides.
I know what is going on with me is not normal and in my past with seeing 12 different doctors I notice they will not listen to me, instead they always write out a prescription for depression. But I have always asked how is it possible to be depressed when I am happy and I love my life? One responded that I dont have to feel down to be depressed it is the symptoms I am coming in for is the reason why they suspected it… So after being told this I stopped going in to the doctor. But things are going to change here on Friday, I am demanding what I want done this time. I hope they will listen to me this time…

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