diabetes???

virgo090666
By virgo090666 Latest Reply 2008-07-10 06:55:26 -0500
Started 2008-07-08 09:54:35 -0500

I am a bit confused, I hope that somebody can help me. 3 weeks ago I had a bladden infection due to dehydration (I am a terrible drinker, never thirsty). I have just had a coffee with sugar as my blood sugar was checked at hospital, it was very high, 200… The doctor told me that I may have diabetes type 2… I was pretty shocked. My mom has diabetes, she got it during a pregnancy, nobody else has it in my family. I checked out on my blood sugar for a few days after this has happened and it seemed to be OK so I did not pay attention anymore. This morning I checked it again by chance, it was 246. I had late dinner and ate pretty much last night as of I have had no food since Sunday noon. I had the possibility to check the sugar in my urine at work, it shows that I have NO sugar! So I wonder if anybody could tell me what is going on in my body… I have caught a virus (cold) 10 days ago which is still not gone completely. I know that infections in the body can cause high blood sugar. So please somebody tell me if I should be worried or it is just a game my body is playing with me. I appreciate any suggestion and advice. Thank you and God bless, Annamaria


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morris.js
morris.js 2008-07-10 06:55:26 -0500 Report

Hey guys, Annamaria told me yesterday that her numbers are back down to "normal", and she thinks it was all due to the stress she was under and an infection she had going on. Both of which are better now. She will keep us posted on how good she is doing later.
John

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-07-10 03:03:14 -0500 Report

One other thought that just occurred to me this morning about your strange numbers. Whenever my son gets unexplainable high readings, he always washes his hands and tests again. Sometimes he simply had something sugary on his finger and that's why he got the high reading.

Who knows if that's what happened in your case. But that could explain a high blood test and no sugar in the urine.

Dancehawk
Dancehawk 2008-07-09 04:20:34 -0500 Report

Yes please go to the doctor hun.
And not drinking water is very bad for you.
Coffee taste good by it dehydrates you.
Drink coffee after you have rehydrated your system.
It takes about 7 days of drinking a gallon of water each day to really get hydrated the first few days you will void most of the water out.
Stay with your water, if you dislike the taste add a leamon slice to the water or lime for a crisp taste.
Also tell the doc you have not been drinking water.
Let us know how things turn out.
Dance

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2008-07-09 03:58:29 -0500 Report

I agree you need to see your doc again and get more tests done. For now, please eat regularly and avoid sugar. It's great that you are a walker, exercise is one of the best methods to fight diabetes. After I was diagnosed I met with a Diabetes educator and also a nutritionist. It's not so bad and you'll feel so much better eating healthier. Good luck. We are here for you.

Kate

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-07-09 02:40:05 -0500 Report

Annamaria,
I hate to break bad news to you, but if your blood sugar test was before you ate breakfast and you were at 246, I'm pretty certain you have diabetes.

That is way too high for a non-diabetic. And even if you are sick, I don't believe you could possibly be running that high just from a cold.

I don't know what to tell you about the urine test. But if the first test was a blood test, I would not ignore that result.

When you checked your blood sugars for a few days, what were your readings?

rj
rj 2008-07-08 18:26:29 -0500 Report

If he hasn't done so already…ask your DR about A1c test. There are some Meds that can help but first you need to find out if you really have diabetes.

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-07-08 15:07:59 -0500 Report

Even people without Diabetes can have high blood sugar by eating too much sugary food. The difference is that it will go back to normal once that food passes through the system. In order to know if you have Diabetes, you will need to have blood tests done at the doctor. They will do fasting lab work, meaning no food or drink but water for 10-12 hours and then draw the blood and test the sugar levels. If two blood tests like this come back over 126, they will diagnose you with Diabetes. If they are in normal range, they may just tell you to watch what you eat to keep it the normal range. You seem to have a tendency to go high at times, I believe the common term now is Pre-Diabetes. Best advice, call the doctor and make an appt for these tests. It's better to know than to walk around wondering all the time.

Good luck!! I hope you don't have it but if you do, welcome to the club.. we'll be here to help you along the way if you need us. :)

*Judy (JP)

Ginetteb
Ginetteb 2008-07-08 12:24:22 -0500 Report

The best thing you can do for yourself is see a doctor and tell him/her exactly what you just told us. There are many tests that they can perform to determine whether or not you're diabetic. I wish you well and hope that you're not. But if you are, then keep your chin up, it's not the end of the world. We are all living proof that diabetes does not have to be the end of our life. Keep us informed of what the good doctor says.
Ginette

jupton1
jupton1 2008-07-08 10:44:41 -0500 Report

I think if they put you on medication this will help with Your sugar level.Have they done a A1c on You yet?.Start drinking water, that is very important..Hope You feel better,Please let us no how Your doing.God bless You.JohnU

morris.js
morris.js 2008-07-08 10:19:10 -0500 Report

Annamaria,
The best advice I can give is for you to have your doctor run some tests to see what is going on. There are many different reasons besides Diabetes that can cause your levels to be elevated, so do not think the worst yet…LOL
Infections, illness, your eating habits, (or lack there of), can cause fluctuations. You do not sound like you eat very regularly, and this can cause problems for you as well.
So go see your doc, and good luck on the outcome. Please keep us posted on your findings.
You will be in my prayers.
John

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