By r2322 Latest Reply 2012-04-03 13:48:44 -0500
Started 2012-03-31 11:34:47 -0500

I posted the subject on nails a while ago in awareness and I just wanted to add in that I shake all the friends would always try tickle me but they'd stop and tell me that I'm shaking..mostly my hands and sometimes after pe I shake worse than usual

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17 replies

annesmith 2012-04-01 02:00:51 -0500 Report

If I were you I would have your parents take you to the doctor ( you said you are 13 years old). Get tested for diabetes. That way you will know for sure. Looking back, I can remember in grade school and junior high and high school—especially high school, I'd shake a LOT. It turns out I had undiagnosed childhood diabetes..I'm 41 years old now. I still shake, sometimes I don't even realize I am shaking—usually it's when my blood sugar is low. Sincerely, ANNE

r2322 2012-04-01 04:24:09 -0500 Report

Yeah I want my parents to take me but I don't know how to ask them and my family has a diabetic history..any ideas in how I would ask them to take me to the doctors?

annesmith 2012-04-02 01:45:00 -0500 Report

I would just straight up ask them and explain to them your symptoms. Just tell them you would rather find out if you are diabetic, or if the cause of the shaking is something else, rather than wait too long and risk maybe fainting at school or somewhere else. ANNE

jayabee52 2012-04-01 16:34:46 -0500 Report

I believe that straight up asking them is the best way to do it. Just tell them what is happening to you, what you're noticing, and they will probably want to take you.

r2322 2012-04-01 16:54:01 -0500 Report

But my parents aren't really like that and they'd probably just say that I keep thinking of bad things..

Caroltoo 2012-04-02 01:53:32 -0500 Report

Would you talk with your school nurse … she may even have a glucometer in her supplies. If your readings were really high or low, she would know how to get help for you.

annesmith 2012-04-02 01:46:21 -0500 Report

OH…this is Anne again..I didn't realize they were like that. I would tell your school nurse—have her give them a phone call or meet with them. ANNE

r2322 2012-03-31 12:39:22 -0500 Report

Actually I don't even know if I'm diabetic and i wouldn't probably tell the teacher if I was diabetic because they'd probably treat me in a different way

GabbyPA 2012-04-03 13:48:44 -0500 Report

Well, in some things, we need to be treated differently. Get your doctor to test. Maybe you are hypoglycemic and need to snack during the day. The thing that is hard for young people to realize is that these things can mess you up and if you have something happen and people don't know where to start with you, it could be a big mess before they figure things out.

Get tested to see if you are diabetic. Then you will want to figure out who will be your go to person if something happens. It is really important. You could go from shaking to passing out. That would not be a good transition to endure by yourself.

annesmith 2012-04-02 01:52:30 -0500 Report

I fully understand your fear ..I know when I was in middle school , some of the kids did not like diabetics, but usually a teacher will help you deal with the kids..usually also a teacher will be glad you DID let her know, if you find out you are. Do not feel bad no matter what the cause of the shaking turns out to be. It's possible you have low blood sugar. I don't know, but, sooner or later, the kids will'd be surprised..they won't all of a sudden hate you..but, yeah, some of them will not understand right away..just focus on your teacher and your parents. There is always a student who will understand and be nice to you no matter what condition you may age 13, I know it's not always easy to see this, but, just hang in there, and go to your school nurse…ANNE

r2322 2012-04-02 17:48:05 -0500 Report

Well thanks for the support..i'm really embarrassed when i talk to the teachers and id think that they hate me afterwards or talk behind my a bit paranoid thinking that people always hate me so..i sometimes avoid the teachers

GabbyPA 2012-03-31 11:47:32 -0500 Report

Do you test after P.E. to make sure you are not low. Your profile doesn't say if you are type 1 or type 2. Shaking can be a sign of a low blood sugar event. Do you carry things to help you out if you have a low? Do your friends or a teacher know what to do if you are dropping?