Going to be blunt...

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-10-25 22:57:32 -0500
Started 2009-10-18 13:14:42 -0500

I'm scared I have diabetes and I'm unsure as to whether I will have it or not… so could I just run a quick asking discussion by you lot before I really decide to see a doctor or not…
Well, for blurred vision, my eyesight is getting blurry, but maybe that's spending too much time on computers?
I do… scratch… my genitals :@ frequently.. but maybe that's my new boxers? (Sorry, I'm being straight with this)
I do think I drink a lot of water now, and I do go to the bathroom quite frequently, like 6 times a day? Maybe it's because my personal trainer told me to drink more water so I do, but… yeah.
I've noticed I'm even lazier than before..
And my mouth does become dry quite quickly. Please can someone help… if I'm just being paranoid then I'll remove my account and everything, but until then can someone either reassure me or give me some bad news?
I'm rather fat, fairly short, I get zits often and I… scoff a lot. Mostly crap. Soft drinks and such… I know I should stop :(

Needles scare the shit out of me and I really really don't want to


12 replies

forrest3s
forrest3s 2009-10-25 22:57:32 -0500 Report

I would see a doctor about this issue. By you being overweight and not eating healthy, urinating often, dry mouth all sounds like a diabetic to me. I was the same way when I found out I had diabetes

Diane bessman
Diane bessman 2009-10-21 17:38:04 -0500 Report

If you even think that you could have diabetes then you should get to a dr. and have it checked out. I waited and kept thinking it was other things till I was almost in a coma. I think, now, its scarier not knowing. Just go to the doctor and find out. And if you are then you can start healing. The needles are so thin you don't even feel them. Good luck to you..

Judimar
Judimar 2009-10-21 04:29:48 -0500 Report

As others pointed out, these symptoms could be from other things… The only way to get answers to your questions is to see your physican and be as blunt with him/her as you were with us.

If you are diabetic, there could be a chance that you can be treated with oral medications. If you get a handle on the situation and make the necessary lifestyle changes then you will be better off in the long run.

Being proactive and taking the steps to be responsible and improve your life is a good thing. Don't be afraid to find out the answers.

*hugs*

Judi

*hugs*

Sarguillo
Sarguillo 2009-10-19 14:16:19 -0500 Report

Ok, to be blunt also, Blurrry vission could be your corneas are getting coated with sugar. That happened to me. Saw starburts on the back lights of the cars ahead of me. When the hit the breaks, it was large starburts. Drinking alot is a sign. So is constant urnination. DO you ever feel you have satisfied your thirst? If not, that get your butt to the er or to your personal doctor. As for urination, if you constantly urinate, does it smell different? Like its more pungent? When your body tried to filter out the suger in your blood, and you urinate more, it can smell some. have you lost weight, without trying to loose weight? not a good way to loose weight, but high sugar can and will make you loose weight. EIther way, get tested. Find a friend who is diabetic and test, make sure its a new lancet and or go to your Doctor or ER if you dont have one.

Good luck.

Hope it works out for you.

Barbi
Barbi 2009-10-18 23:22:09 -0500 Report

Seriously…why are you driving yourself nuts when a simple blood test will answer your question? Go to the Doctor, get a good physical, get the blood work done and move forward!

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2009-10-18 19:43:01 -0500 Report

Private, I think you know deep down you have to see your doctor. As you can see, the symptoms can be diabetes, and if it is, your body is begging you to have it checked. When I was diagnosed, I was put on pills, diet and exercise…there is nothing set in stone that you will need insulin/shots. Why not cut out the soft drinks, go diet if you must, take a deep breath, and make an appointment. Let us know what happens, and know that we care and are here for you. S2

Maumau54
Maumau54 2009-10-18 17:10:03 -0500 Report

I my self have been newly diagnosed with Diabetes and I was afraid I also went through most of your symptoms and then I visited the doctor and he put me on some pills first to use and most of the stuff I used to eat I have stop. I would suggest that you please visit your doctor before it is too late, diabetes can cause a lot of serious problems. Please go to your doctor soon

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-10-18 16:48:24 -0500 Report

The only way to know is tell your doctor your concerns and get tested. Your symptoms could be diabetes but they could also be numerous other things including perfectly normal stuff.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-10-18 16:03:11 -0500 Report

I am going to be blunt as well. If you are scared that you may have diabetes, and your are having the symptoms that you are having, I would, like Harlen said, find a friend or someone you know who has a meter, or pick one up at the pharmacy or Wal*Mart or some place. They aren't that expensive,check your blood sugar, see what your reading is. When I was first diagnosed, I almost waited too long; I was having problems with blurred vision,and it happened over night; I woke up one morning and couldn't see. I knew that I had also been very tired, but still didn't think anything of it. Diabetes never entered my mind, because it didn't run in the family. When I couldn't see, I had to make an appointment with my eye doctor. He checked my eyes and told me that I needed to see my medical doctor and have my blood sugar checked. I saw my doctor that day, he checked my blood sugar and it was nearly 500, gave me some pills and sent me home. Told me to start taking the medication,and in a few weeks it would start to go down. I started feeling worse and worse. My husband finally insisted on me going to the hospital, when I got there they checked my blood sugar and it was off the charts, we really don't know what it was, but it was way over the 600 mark, that was as high as the meter read. I was in full blown Ketoacidosis, had a very bad yeast infection, and urinary tract infection. I could have died on the spot or gone into a coma. Turns out that I was Type 1,and my doctor was treating me as if I were a Type II,so don't take a chance by just wondering about it, find out before waiting too late. This is a very serious disease, but one that can be controlled.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-10-18 14:19:37 -0500 Report

You certainly have some of the symptoms. I went to a friend who was diabetic and used her meter. Sure enough I was high.. At any rate, get to your dr. asap, don't be a fool like i was and ignored it for many years.

As for needles, you would probably start on diet, exercise, and pills. If you need to go on shots, they are so small and sharp, they are pretty much painless.

So keep a positive attitude, but get checked fast.

2catty
2catty 2009-10-18 14:09:48 -0500 Report

Blurry vision was my first sign. That is what got me to the doc. I would go and get checked out for sure, tell your doc your worries and symptoms and then you will find out for sure. Nothing like being for sure about something. If you are it is not the end of the world. I live a very fulfilled active life and I have a pump. No MDI"s (Multiple Daily Injections). We all need support and we get it thorough places like this. We are a family and you are more than welcome here. Please start taking care of yourself NOW.

Harlen
Harlen 2009-10-18 13:46:21 -0500 Report

Do you have a frend with Diabetes?
If you do ask if they will check your BS.
Make it befor you eat or 2.5 hr after you eat.the # will tell you a lot
I would sill go to Doc just to know one way or the other
not taking care of it can kill you
and or others
good luck and best wishes
Harlen

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