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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Starting a new thread ... I think I filled up the last one tongue
 
When I was asked by a nurse & a nutritionist about what symptoms I have been having, I couldn't rightly think of any offhand.  The only thing I could think of was my being very tired around 3:00 every day.  Also, I do recall sweating too much on a couple of occasions that didn't merit it (little exertion) but that has not recurred in quite a while.  Plus, my left foot has always suffered from dry skin, especially in the winter.  I wrote this off to lopsidedness and my choice of footwear -- I've worn western boots for most of adult life just cuz they're comfortable.  All three things I could easily attribute to aging.
 
Other than these, I don't seem to have any of the extra peeing, thirst, fatigue (well maybe), vision problems that I have been reading about in past posts.
 
Is this unusual?
 
Chris

Lanie G
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   Posted 8/13/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good that you haven't had those typical diabetic symptoms.  Getting tired in the afternoon might have to do with a blood sugar drop after eating lunch, especially if it was loaded with carbs.  Cutting down on that and upping the protein with some vegetables should eliminate that tired feeling mid afternoon.  A symptom to be concerned about would be numbness and/or tingling in the extremities, especially the feet and toes.  This could be neuropathy which might mean some nerves are dying - caused by very high, uncontrolled blood sugar over time.  I don't know if the dry skin is related or not, but a concern would be cracking skin to the point of bleeding and leading to infection.  Diabetics have problems with these kinds of infections healing, so doctors usually want to look at our feet.

Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


ericsmom
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   Posted 8/14/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Chris
 
Maybe you have just started being a diabetic, and your sugars have been high but not to the extreme.  Just guessing. Therefore, you havent suffered the rest of the symptoms?  I cant add anything more to what Lanie said turn
 
Hope you are having a great start to your day
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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   

So I guess I have things to look forward to huh eyes

Oh well, c'est la vie.


Lanie G
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   Posted 8/14/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Non, pas toujours.  cool   If you keep the blood sugars under control and if you have an active lifestyle through work or working out, you might never have those symptoms.  This is why I'm really adament trying to stay on top of things with what I eat and with the exercise I do.  Of course the disease is unpredicable in that we don't know if we can keep it "stable" the way it is now or if the pancreas quits.  At least there's a whole lot of meds to choose from that do various jobs when you need them.  Still, even on meds, if you continue eating well and getting exercise in, you might need a lower dosage.  I'm not giving up.  My lab tests are better now all around than they were when I was 3 years younger. 
:-)
Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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