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   Posted 5/5/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, this is my first post.  I have UC, anxiety & used to have depression until I sought help and anti-depressants.  I have had a rough yr dealing with a troubled son and recently had a knee operation so was unable to excercise.  I also gained 15 lbs and have huge cravings for chocholate and carbs.  The following 4 yrs I had regularily excersized and ate well.  Now it seems I have new problems.
Does this sound like diabetes?  Red blood in my urine on 3 occasions in the past month.
My eyes seem to be a lot worse than normal, almost blurry.  I have had rosacea on my face for ever it seems.  I have been tired on and off at weird times.  I have also had sharp pains in my left leg.  I also have weird tingling around my eyes and ears. 
Last week I did a urine test to look for blood.  I have had a few kidney stones and thought it might be that.  But I guess something was found in the first test, cause they want me to do another next week. 
I am not thirsty, and not loosing weight. But have noticed a sore, or dry throat.  So, how fast can you turn diabetic?  Does anyone know if we have blood sugur tests in our drug stores in Canada? 
Thanks for listening..I would like to know if any of you had the same symptoms.
Left sided UC dx 03
1200 asacol daily
30mg Celexa daily & rising as anxiety is back
Suffering from a bad case of menopause!

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 5/6/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I would definately see a doctor about that. Those are not symptoms of diabetes and you could have something else going on there. There are a few things that are similar to some type 2 diabetes symptoms, but I definately could not say that it sounds like diabetes. Please call a doctor. You need a diagnosis by a medical professional. I don't live in Canada but you probably have glucose meters available at the pharmacy or urine glucose test strips. Urine test strips aren't very accurate though. Regardless, I think you should be seeing a doctor right away. A doctor can take a look at all your symptoms and order the appropriate tests. That would be much better than you spending your money on trying to guess the problem. I hope you are soon feeling better.
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   Posted 5/8/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   

 a doc can order a test that gives your average blood sugar levels over 3 months, with diabetes of course those levels will be too high

often diabetes has no clear symptoms and isnt noticed until the thickened blood causes damage to the eyes or feet.

sores that dont heal are another sign

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 5/10/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   

How is it you live in Canada but don't know that Canadian drug stores carry blood sugar testing supplies?

Where I live in Canada they are usually prominantly displayed in pharmacies (good money makers, I assume), there are weekly ads for meters or supplies in the grcocery store fliers, the major local pharmacies hold Diabetes Awareness days where they do free glucose and A1C tests, and diabetes testing ads show up fairly regularly on TV and in print. Canadian entertainer Ginette Reno is the Diabetes spokeperson for Roche Diagnostics Accu-Chek. I'd be surprised if anywhere in Canada is different.

Of course, a phone call to your local pharmacy or 3 seconds on Google would also have answered your question.
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