I'm Usher. I'm from the Crohn's disease forum. After I got Crohn's disease diagnosis, I became serious about
my health. I started reading a lot of books related to health which in turn helped me get some knowledge about
other diseases as well.
I stayed at my brother's place for a few months, as I was looking for a job. I noticed some symptoms in my brother which I think could be a sign of early diabetes. I'll list the symptoms that I've noticed.
He drinks more water. More than necessary. He has a thirst to drink it. As soon as he gets up in the morning or wake up at night, he goes directly to the kitchen to drink water. We live in Europe and the temperature at home doesn't go beyond 20 degree centigrade. There is no way, one would have such a thirst to drink water.
He has some insomnia. He wakes up sometimes at night and can't sleep so well.
He has chronic fatigue syndrome and some fibromyalgia.
I doubt he sweats a lot. My brother sleeps on a mattress on the floor. I was cleaning the apartment the other day. When I pulled out the mattress for cleaning, I could see a lot of water. It had gone down the mattress and reached the floor. When I asked my brother, if he has pissed on the bed at night, he said no. He had no idea how that much water was in there.
He eats two very big meals and drinks a lot of water (0.75 l) right after meals. I've already warned him no to drink so much water after meals, as it increases the PH of stomach acid (alkaline). But, he doesn't listen to me. He eats too much rice, which in fact is not good. I can't say, if he has increased appetite, as he has always been eating too much. He isn't fat and has a normal weight.
Are these the early signs of diabetes? How should the blood sugar level test be done to detect early diabetes? Should it be done many times after a meal or one time after 2 hours?
I've to mention, we have a family history od diabetes. My father and all his brothers have diabetes.
Thanks in advance for your suggestion. I would be very glad to know your opinion and help my brother accordingly.
Post Edited (Usher) : 4/6/2014 1:53:22 PM (GMT-6)