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   Posted 9/25/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -7) be diabetic and have tested with high-end-of-normal blood sugar?

This is very brief, feel free to ask for elaboration, I went into the hospital 2 weeks ago for severe dehydration because I was thirsty and peeing constantly and had lost a lot of weight (also having diarrhea, the health problems I have are myriad right now) in a short amount of time and feeling crabby/out of sorts. Now I'm feeling sick again--thirsty/peeing a lot, crabby, and though I'm not sure I've lost any more weight I certainly never recovered the weight I lost. I'm also very nauseous a lot of the time, have weirdly dry skin and lips, and am exhausted constantly. Walking up a flight of stairs results in a need for a twenty-minute recovery. Oh, and my hands are shaking like crazy. When I went to the emergency room 2 weeks ago, my blood sugar tested a little high, but normal enough that they ruled out diabetes. Could I have high-end-of-normal blood sugar and still have diabetes? Should I test again? Where can I get a test kit? What do I do with the results?
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   Posted 9/26/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
You may purchase a test kit online for a reasonable price without a prescription. Do a search for the Prestige IQ meter and buy the cheapest set up they have with a few strips. As far as the fatigue thing goes, when my daughter was going thru the diagnosis process for Crohns we found that adding a couple of glasses of Gatorade to her daily regimen helped her fatigue levels A LOT! We started buying the powdered kind to save cupboard space and add variety. Those big cases of bottles they have at Sams or Costco are ok, but they take a lot of hauling!

When she would drink her "daily potion" as we called it, you could almost see her coming back to life, like a wilted flower that finally got watered. Electrolyte loss from drinking lots of water can contribute to fatigue, hand shaking and the rest. Also contributes to nausea. Make sure the Gatorade is icy cold. Tasted better that way. Might work for you... hope so.
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Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 9/26/2008 11:54:01 AM (GMT-6)

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