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   Posted 8/13/2006 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My s/o hasn't had a diabetes test.  But his blood work showed his glucose high.  Does that mean anything?  It was 115, 107 & the other one I don't remember.  these are his symtoms:
Symtoms: All the time dizziness, (for the past 2 1/2 months)
weakness all over.
Weakness in hands and feet that comes and goes. Tingling in fingers.
Sweating for no reason.
Swallowing trouble (clearing throat alot after eating meals & feels like there is something in the throat all the time),
restless legs syndrome symptoms,
numbness has had two bouts in right side of face/head, and some more numbness in face to a lesser degree.
Also is tired often, doesn't sleep or eat well, has a physically demanding full time job, has been off work for a month with no improvement.
Has has memory problems also for about 3 months or so.
Feels like he's in a fog
He stumbles frequently

THE dizziness and weakness is the major problems.


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   Posted 8/14/2006 3:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Froggygirl23,

I'm not sure that it really sounds like diabetes to me (but I could be wrong) - the classic sign is usually excessive thirst and needing the loo a lot (and getting up in the night for the loo).

I've cut and paste the following

VIEW IMAGEThe "gold standard" for diagnosing diabetes is an elevated blood sugar level after an overnight fast (not eating anything after midnight). A value above 140 mg/dl on at least two occasions typically means a person has diabetes. Normal people have fasting sugar levels that generally run between 70-110 mg/dl.

It's from this website:

His symptoms are obviously being checked out since he's had a blood test, but I really think this needs to be discussed with your doctor.

Hope it all goes ok, and remember we're here if you need any more support.

Claire x

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   Posted 8/14/2006 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry meant to add that it could be that he is borderline diabetic, but please look at the link I pasted. x

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   Posted 8/14/2006 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

welcome!The values you mentioned are not in the range to be called Diabetes.If 107 is the fasting value then he would be in the "pre-Diabetes"state(provided it was done in a true fasting state,meaning after an overnight fast of at least 10 hours).

What is very interesting to me is his"having a feeling that something is in the throat".This sensation typically occurs in depression;and so does dizziness and weakness,provided other disease states(Unlikely) are excluded.Loss of appetite and unable to sleep could also be due to depression!

I have not read anywhere pre-diabetes causing such a varied range of symptoms!

I bet you could put the same question in the" Depression forum"and come up with some conclusive answers.

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   Posted 8/14/2006 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there froggygirl23,

Sounds like he may need to have his thyroid checked. I had many of those same symptoms when I was diagnosed hypothyroid about 20 years ago. I also had some blood glucose issues back then, too (hypoglycemia), even though I've recently been diagnosed a Type 1. Diabetes and thyroid issues are connected through endocrinology and metabolism so it could be concievable that they might be connected. If he's already having blood tests done, it's just another vial of blood to test for thyroid (TSH, T3, T4).

Now having said that, I would still encourage him to seek a doctor's advice as, really, the symptoms could be indicators of any number of possible issues (heart, circulation, endocrin, etc.), and a doctor would best be able to address the appropriate course of action. He needs to find out what he's dealing with so make the appointment as soon as possible. This is a case where ignorance is not bliss. Best of luck and well wishes. Keep us posted if you can :-)
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)

"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

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   Posted 8/14/2006 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there ,

Hypothyroidism is a definite possibility,as Phishbowl mentioned.Good that she raised the possibility!
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