Post Edited (spooky) : 8/10/2006 6:23:42 PM (GMT-6)
When I was first dx'd with diabetes type 2 back in 1976, I don't remember having pins and needles at that time. But shortly afterwards I do remember having them in my hands, but I don't know if I had them in my feet, I don't think I did.
Back in those days getting a meter was unheard of and one had to test their urine.
It wasn't until 1989, I got my first meter, which cost a fortune (One Touch) and had to buy strips out of my pocket. Ever since 1989, I have been under control since I knew what my sugar readings were. But by that time, I already had the start of gastroparesis and neuropathy of the feet.
Mine was caught during a urinalysis for a UTI and they found sugar in my urine.
I'm glad you are getting checked. Hope everything goes well. Don't know why they didn't do a sugar check in the office there instead of making you wait for the lab tests to come back.