How was your diabetes diagnosed?

How was your diabetes diagnosed?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It was not diagnosed when it should have been as I already had slightly numb soles of my feet. Having asked about this several times, eventually the Cardiologist ordered blood tests and diagnosed it from those.

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Its been 40 yrs, but It was picked up on a routine Blood Test.Still suffer from it but under control some days, and some days not. A1c flucuates fro m 8.7 down to &7.4. Hard to control.

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member Hello. Sorry to hear about your mother. I have not suffered such a loss since my diagnoses. That said, I know how my blood sugar reacts to stress and anxiety. Based on that, I would expect my blood sugar to skyrocket for a while after such a loss.

Some things to consider:

- If this is a circumstantial stress related spike, it may be "short term", with stressing about the high may make the situation worse. It has for me.

- With blood sugar at 251, it may be a good idea to check in with your Dr..

- You talked about walking and drinking water, but have you cut back on the carbs?

- Since your high blood sugar may be related to the stress of your loss, taking time to meditate and process the loss and grief may help over time.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Because it's all over my dad's family, I had been watching my numbers for years. Even though I was good about watching what I eat, it still caught me about a year ago.

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I was on prednisone and my vision went very blurry Told my Dr and sure enough it was diabetes

posted over 3 years ago
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