I wanted to comment on your post. I had symptoms similar to yours. I started on prednisone back in early spring for an autoimmune illness. I was told then to watch my blood glucose levels and blood pressure but never told to get a glucose testing kit to test with. I have the blood pressure moniter so that was no problem. Before I started the prednisone I was having blurred vision, was extremely thirsty, had frequrny urination, fatigue, a lot of symptoms of diabetes.
I went for an eye exam with my opthomologist in May. I had surgery on my retina seveal years back and go on a yearly basis. He said everything checked out ok. I Could even read the eye chart which surprised me with the blurry vision I had been having. I told him that something was definately wrong with my right eye espically. My vision is blurry, regardless of what my tests showed.
At that time he asked me if I was diabetic. I told him that I didn't think so. He asked the nurse to test me. My blood glucose was almost 300. Now I am being treted for type 2 diabetes. I honestly think I was pre diabetic or already diabetic befor the prednisone, or it brought it on.
I was able to control it with diet for the months. I eat a very low carb diet. I don't exercise enough so lately I have bee having to use insulin more than usual. I am weaning from prednisone and I am fatigued a lot, so I don' t feel like exercising a lot.
Most times just testing your glucose level once or twice can't determine if you have diabetes, I don't believe me. The test that was recommended above in one of the posts is the best way for your doctor to find out if you have it. I think it tracks 3 month sof blood sugar levels. How, I do not know.
But, my oldest daughter had one and they found out that she was hypoglychemic by doing it. Other times her glucose was not low when checked with a monitor or with a CBC.
Have that checked out. Indeed, blurred vision, and some of the other symptoms you are having could be sighns of diabetes. I am hardly an expert, even a newbee to diabetes, but I beileve there are many many people who have it and do not know simply because this test is not ran on a regular basis, not even for physicals (at least I don't think it is), someone please correct me if I am wrong) . From what I have read, the earlier diabetes in diagnoised the easier it is to treat, and the less damage it does to the organs in your body.
Mybest to you,
"Hope is seldom found in the things we can see;
it is the sweet fragrance of grace."