New here help.....could I have diabetes??????

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/15/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 28 female, 123lbs, 5.5ft, and for about a month I have experienced tingling in my legs and arm, lately I have also been urinating more frequently (getting up 2-3 times at night), dry mouth, rubbing my eyes alot and tasted salt on my lips--one time, could this be diabetes??? My dad has diabetes and my brother has MS, I just had a baby 18 months ago and was tested for sugar then and was fine, I am pretty healthy otherwise, good BP, never really sick, what could this be????

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/15/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Sasha, gosh, so sorry for this puzzling problem.  I have never heard of salty taste in the mouth related to diabetes but I'm not a doctor.  Though tingling could be neuropathy, that's usually associated with long term, uncontrolled high blood sugar.  The tingling could be from something else like pinched nerves, another condition, or even a bad case of nervousness.  The only advice I have is to see your doctor and discuss all these symptoms.  There must be tests to determine what this is.  Sorry I can't help more.  Maybe someone else can jump in here?

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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I have come across alot of stuff about aspartame and the effects it can have on you, alot of them including MS symptoms and leg tingling and other stuff, I drink alot of diet pop and other stuff containing it, I'm going to eliminate it and see if does anything?

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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Your symptoms could be any number of things. Having all, a few, or none of the typical Diabetes symptoms is not necessarily a diagnosis for/against it. Ditto Lanie's advice: go see the doc if you're concerned. He's got your personal history and can recommend the appropriate tests to determine what's going on.

As a suggestion (if not seeing a doc right away)... Next time you see your Dad, ask him if you can do a glucose test using his meter - as a Diabetic, he should be able to tell you if it's an acceptable level or not. Aspartame can be nasty stuff, especially in large quantities. It's always best to limit those kinds of chemicals, IMO.
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