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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/30/2005 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi folks,

I came across this forum earlier today, and thought I should take the time to ask a few questions before Fridays Dr appointment.

Bit of history first. For many many years I have had odd happenings when I have been exceedingly hungry. Sweating, tremors, feeling faint and all that jazz. I never really thought much about it, but kept those sort of effects under control by eating somewhat regularly. I have mentioned this to people over the years and they automatically say 'its diabetes, eat something with sugar.' I did once or twice, and that made me worse. Toast and vegemite works. Anything with complex carbohydrates.

I've looked up dibetes stuff everywhere and not many things in my life seem to match. One of them was frequent potty trips and thirst. Now, I don't think I get overly thirsty, but I do go potty every hour I am awake.

I have made an appointment with the Dr to discuss this with him and I will be bringing up the possibility of diabetes. If I am lucky, he will do what ever tests need doing. I believe there is one for piddle, and a blood test.

My question to you guys is, should I eat before seeing the Dr? the appt is at 12pm, so I could possibly forgo eating until afterwards.

Thanks in advance

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 8/30/2005 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I would have breakfast if I were you, because: #1, you haven't been advised to fast, and #2, your fasting blood glucose should be pretty accurate if you haven't eaten in the past two hours prior to the test.

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   Posted 8/31/2005 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
More than likely the doctor will be doing a battery of tests to decide what is going on with you and the tests will be scheduled for a day different than your appointment. Just do what you always do and let the doc figure it out. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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