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   Posted 1/5/2007 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
of early diabetes?how does it make you feel?

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   Posted 1/5/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela, diabetes makes you feel tired. It's like you haven't gotten enough sleep, even though you have. You have no energy. You can't seem to do the things you used to do because you would rather take a nap. You can get 12 hours of sleep, and 2 hours later, sitting in a chair at work, you feel like nodding off. It's like this everyday, not just once in a while.
You may also feel thirsty all the time, but that's because you are always going to the bathroom. Some people experience weight loss, but I didn't.
Those are the main symptoms....tired, frequent thirst and urination, and unexplained weight loss.

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   Posted 1/5/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
ok tks for the info diabetes does run in my family bad.but i'm having to start watching my sugar intake cause my glucose was 103 which i thought was normal.but just was curious of the symptoms to watch out for.

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   Posted 1/5/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Also, for some it's weight gain that is one of the symptoms. Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Loss of some sensation in the feet. Blurred vision. Thirst is often the tip off. When I go to a restaurant and see someone who drinks their water down and then grabs a friend's or spouse's water too, that person is possibly a diabetic. For me, I could never pass a drinking fountain without stopping to get a drink.

Because elevated sugars kind of gum up the works in the kidneys the body tries to increase fluid intake to dilute the urine and ease up on the kidneys. That's where the thirst thing comes in.

The best thing to do for yourself is just take a walk each day, 15 minutes away from home and then turn around and walk back. It's free, it's perfect exercise for your body utilizing your largest muscles in your legs and it will help your heart, mood and energy level.
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   Posted 1/5/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
tks for the info jeanie 143 and everyone else it helped alot

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   Posted 1/5/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I had absolutely no symptoms. None whatsoever. Even after my diagnosis (found during a routine yearly blood test!) I tried hard to think back. MAYBE I was a little thirsty, but it didn't seem much more than usual!

I'm very thankful it was caught when it was!

All the more reason to have those blasted yearly checkups!!!

Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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   Posted 1/6/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I had no symptoms either- my doctor told me that if your diabetes creeps up on you, like mine apparently did, your body just gets used to it and you don't have overt symptoms like you would if you had a lot of highs and lows each day. I went in for what I thought might be a UTI- and found out it was diabetes- I think I pushed my body over the edge because I had just started drinking a bottle of healthy pomegrante juice every day (for the antioxidants- lol) sandy

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