Hi, Steffiel! I have fibro and diabetes. Diabetes runs in my family, too, and my father, brother and an aunt have had diabetes. I always told my doctors that this was in the family so they caught it right away.
If it turns out that you are diabetic, you will probably have to make some changes in the way you eat and how often you eat. I have been able to keep my blood sugars in a normal range for the most part. I take pills...not insulin shots. I do find that when I'm in a flare and having more that my usual pain, my blood sugar goes up so I do watch what I eat and I also watch my stress...especially during those times.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1992 and I do not have any of the side affects of the disease and I hope I don't get any either. But, you can manage diabetes with fibromyalgia and be quite successful at it. So try not to worry because that will cause more pain and more pain causes the blood sugar to elevate.
I hope it turns out that you do not have diabetes but, if you do, it can be controlled. We also have a wonderful diabetes forum on HealingWell, too! They can help you a lot. Let us know what you find out. We really do care!
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