I know I should probably see a doctor, but I wanted some opinions from diabetics and people who know diabetics before I go and make the doctor think I'm a hypochondriac. My nails have been super yellow and I'm fairly certain it's not a fungus. I've been super thirsty, I have to go to the bathroom way more than I used to, I'm always extremely tired, no matter how much sleep I get, my hands and feet have been tingling, and I want to eat way more than I used to. There's diabetes on both sides of my family, but none of my immediate family have it. I'm fifteen and not too overweight. I weigh about 115 pounds at four foot nine. I am pretty sedentary though. My kidneys have also been hurting a lot, which is weird because I've been drinking so much water. I'm not sure if that's a symptom or not, but I can't think of any other reason for them to be hurting. should I see a doctor?
I am a medical doctor and judging from your symptoms and family history, to end all your anxieties, and to prevent you from second-guessing what's wrrong with you— SEE a DOCTOR. the best way to know is to apply diagnostic tests. a routine cell blood count, urinalysis and blood chemistry is in order to check for infections or rule out endocrine problems such as blood sugar elevation. How did you know for sure you don't have nail fungi? Have your toenail clippings submitted and checked in the laboratory for the presence of fungal etiologies. to investigate more about this particular illness, you can check this site for other symptoms to look out for:
i would go to a doctor and get it all checked out
it could be something serious and you dont want to end up in a far worse condition.
some crazy things happen out there and you always want to get help before its too late,
or something bad happens
but yeah, best thing to do, is to go to the docs
Though some of your symptoms are of a diabetic, as you are very young it is better to see a doctor and decide instead of seeking the opinion of laymen.
go to a doctor, but don't be scared about it and if you have it, be positive, at least it's a disease that can be taken care of! best of luck
we all don't have the same symptoms, losing weight all of a sudden with no reason is a good indication, but since you are pre with diabetes on both sides i would not hesitate to get checked out
Yes, definitely see a doctor. especially since it runs in your family and you have warning signs.
read a bout : open the third & fourth link on : Www.diabetes-symptom.info
symptoms for Diabetes
rapid breathing/ trouble breathing
depression is be link to it to
boils is a sight to doctor say
headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain
Excessive thirst and appetite
Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
Unusual weight loss or gain
Nausea, perhaps vomiting
In women, frequent vaginal infections
In men and women, yeast infections
Trouble getting or maintaining an erection
•Lack of interest and concentration
Slow-healing sores or cuts
Itching skin, especially in the groin or vaginal
numbness/tingling in the hands/feet
Areas of darkened skin
i have it 5 years now ,my sister 15 year old have it since she was 6
run in both of of my family my ma sisters and brothers have it and their kids and also their kids
my da mother had it and die from it in 2005 98 years old and his brothers and sisters and their kids had it to we are over run with 1 ,2
Common symptoms for lows include the following:
Because the brain is deprived of glucose, a second set of symptoms follows:
Difficulty in thinking
During pregnancy body releases a lot of harmone which may sometimes interfere with the body's usual response to insulin, which develops insulin resistance like the type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes is fully treatable but requires careful medical supervision throughout the pregnancy. it may improve or disappear after delivery. About 20%–50% of affected women develop type 2 diabetes
There are 2 tests for Gestational Diabetes. a one hour fasting glucose test and a 3 hour test. In both cases, you drink a special drink that is very high in glucose (sugar) on an empty stomach and they test to see how your body handles the sugar.
If they said you had slightly high sugar, you probably did the one hour test. to double check, they are bringing you in for the 3 hour test.
Make sure you have totally fasted…no food or drink other than water for 8 hours before the test. Eating before the test will effect your sugar numbers after the test. after you drink the drink…go for a walk…move around, don't just sit or lay down. Moving and exercise lowers blood sugar.
If you do get diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, it is a real concern. One thing to remember is, you will not have diabetes when you have the baby. Giving birth cures Gestational Diabetes. Doctors do not know what causes it during pregnancy and there is no real way to fix it if it happens. You should eat a whole food diet, stay away from processed foods, foods with additives (diet cokes, fast food…) and eat high protein. (try to get 100grams a day).
Gestational Diabetes can cause the baby to grow large and cause complications toward the end of pregnancy. Symptoms to look for are – Sudden extreme swelling of the feet, hands and face (not normal swelling…sudden and extreme), pain under the ribs on the left side of your body. if that happens, call the doc right away.
The doc will work with you, rest and diet to help manage the diabetes to get you as far along in the pregnancy as possible. You CAN carry full term with hard work. However, if your sugar numbers continue to rise and go out of control along with getting the symptoms above, they will have to induce labor or send you for a c-section around 36-38 weeks.
If is fairly common and can be managed. Read up on it and talk with your doctor.
How blood glucose is measured
In home testing, blood glucose levels are usually measured in terms of how many millimoles of glucose there is in a litre of blood. a millimole is a measurement that is used to define the concentration of glucose in your blood. the measurement is expressed as millimoles per litre, or mmol/l, for short.
Blood glucose levels vary from person to person and the amount of glucose in your blood will also change throughout the day. therefore, there is no such thing as an ‘ideal' blood glucose level.
However, a normal blood glucose level is between 4.0-6.0 mmol/l before meals (preprandial), and less than 10.0 mmol/l two hours after meals
Diabetes is a sickness that harms the lives of people of all ages. there are two types of Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is predominantly hereditary and genetic. Type 2 is often a repercussion of lifestyle and environmental factors. While the disease is not always completely avoidable, for the most part it can be staved off for quite a while. One of the best ways to get as much control over the disease as possible is to learn how to recognize the major diabetes symptoms. once you are able to put your finger on the major indicators of this disease, you'll have better odds of dealing with it and not let it disturb your life in any huge way.
The most discernible symptom of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is that the body halts production of insulin the way it typically does so. Of course, this is not as recognizable as, say, the symptoms of the common flu. Ordinarily, this is only recognized when you visit your doctor for a different matter. the decrease of insulin is noticed when your blood or organs have testing done on them. Type 1, which usually gets diagnosed in a person's early ears, is almost always found because a doctor is trying to diagnose an infection.
Excessive thirst is one of the diabetes symptoms that is very widely recognized. on account of books in which popular characters explain their diabetes diagnosis, a lot of people equate excessive thirst with diabetes. All humans get thirsty. Excessive thirst is when you are drinking a huge amount of water – way more than the recommended daily amount (64 ounces) and you still feel as if you are dying of thirst. there is nothing that can be done about this thirst. if you endure thirst like this, you should contact your medical professional. it might be dehydration. more likely it is that something is playing around with your potassium level (which is one the main indicators of diabetes, also.
Type 1's biggest symptoms and signs of onset include nausea, vomiting and dehydration. these generally occur when the body quits producing insulin or the potassium levels become messed up. Type diabetes, also called juvenile onset diabetes, happens because of genetics and heredity and not typically from factors that can be regulated. if your son or daughter seems to have a stomach bug and is experiencing other odd personality quirks, asking that he or she be tested for diabetes is a good idea. a pediatrician will most likely do some initial testing anyway, just to rule against the sickness. Diabetes can present different symptoms from person to person. this is due to the different types of diabetes and the disease tends to affect everyone differently. there are cases where the only reason the diabetes was discovered was the person was undergoing other tests. In other cases, the person suffers through symptoms but gets misdiagnosed first. it is important to have a clear discussion with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.
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