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    At the doctor last week for the yearly greased finger up the butt probe, told him that I was feeling sluggish and shakie lately. Test turned up 350 on the blood sugar scale. Said if had been 400 he would have put my ass in the hospital. Also told me that at that level, working in 100 degree heat could have caused a stroke or heart attack. Thank God for medicine. It's down to 103 tonight. Don't wait!! Get it checked!!

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    Mine was 440 by the time I saw the doc and found out I had it
    One of the symptoms is frequent trips to the RR. I would arrive at work and within 15 min I was running . My boss was close to sending me down for a drug test when I finally got in to a dr.

    The look on his face was priceless when I came back and told him that I wasnt on Drugs...you could tell he sure was convinced that I was

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    by the way , something I experienced that you may to is that my eyesight went bad ...real bed for about two weeks . Your blood sugar level has an effect on the lenses in your eyes and when it is that high the lens distorts . When your sugar stablises again the lens will try to conform to its origial shape but it will never go back to the way it was

    that scared me because I had to wear two pair of 3x glasses

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    I am 32. Diagnosed about 8 months ago with it. I was going through some wild ups and downs with my moods. My whole day started to become a series of rollercoaster fits of being pissed, to being euforic. Then peeing all the time. When I'd get home, I'd be laid out feeling lifeless with no energy. And it all plays on your head to. Right about before I went to the doctor, I myself was starting to think I was going nutso.

    I am on medication, that they have had to tweak some. I feel so much better. I feel brand new. Looking back I started to see this stuff happening about 5 years ago. So I had it go unchecked for a long time. I have lost about 20 pounds, just because I am exercising again regular, have to, matter of keeping my body right, and now am eating very healthy, with vegetables and stuff. Cut the drinking down to a beer or so with dinner. I shouldn't even have that but, damn it I am from Wisconsin. There is just no way. .

    Once I got going with meds and what not, I was looking at some literature about symptoms, seeing where I compared. The long story short is, I should have been listening to my body a long while ago.

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    Yeah, that is very serious especially in younger guys, take care of yourself or else. Good luck.
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    I went 3 months waiting for my med insurance to kick in before I went to the dr. we have no family history of Diabetes so it tool me by surprise . It depressed me for a long time, I am not old enough to start having medical issues

    the Dr. told me that MOST people find out they have it and will watch their sugar for awile , then he says he never sees them again untill it is to late and complications set in

    I dont know about you but the idea of loosing body parts--having a stroke...not my cup of tea. The bit with myy eyes really scared me

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    Ask your dr. what weight you really ought to be at and then how many calories a day you can eat to start losing those pounds. Ask dr. just how tightly you need to control your blood sugar(glucose).
    Now start controlling your eating.
    (easy to type, harder to practice)
    What I've found is that damage to internal organs can start without any symptoms for you to notice. Like enlarged liver/fatty liver, enlarged Spleen.
    You just don't want to go down this road.
    Because your body's metabolism & chemistry is so upset by diabetes, keep close tabs on your cholesterol too.
    I've seen a few news articles where type 2 diabetes is showing up at younger ages. Look around at how many "rolly-polly" blimpy kids you see in a mall. Guess what path they are on ?

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    Look around at how many "rolly-polly" blimpy kids you see in a mall. Guess what path they are on ?


    They are on the path that leads to the fast food servers in the mall and they are all drinking sodas

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    It runs in my family. Dad, grandmother, all my uncles on both sides, cousins.

    I was also just feeling run down, peeing all the time, drinking enormous amounts of fluids...so much that sometimes my stomach would be uncomfortabley full with liquid and I was still thirsty. Turns out the thirst response has more to do with sugar levels in your blood than it does with if you're dehydrated.

    Then two summers ago, we got home late. Wife and daughter stood in the yard counting fire flies in the back field. They counted 45 together in about a minute. I had seen only 5 of them.

    I knew what it was and swore off sugar that evening. Now it's diet sodas, sugar free deserts, more fruits, and even vegetables (yuck).

    Saw doctor who agreed.

    I feel great! More energy, no afternoon slump, not thirsty all the time. Wish I had done this 5 years earlier but it crept up on me and I didn't realize how crappy I was feeling. Oh, lost weight too. Not alot but it's still nice.
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    To all, Diabetes is not a joke. I was diagnosed at age 13. I'm 41 now. It has basically ended my carrer. Along with neuropathy fractures to my feet (7 of em), and the loss of toes and bones. Ive also suffered severe retinal hemmorages in both of my eyes. HEED THIS WARNING! This disease is NOTHING to play with!!
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    Your absolutely right.

    I have been promoiting a healthy lifestyle to even my freinds and family since I was diagnosed.

    I see it as a blessing in some way though. I stopped drinking, started exercising, started eating right, quit smoking. I am feeling better with it than before I knew I had it. Sounds weird but thats the same thing I told the doctor last week.

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    To all, Diabetes is not a joke. I was diagnosed at age 13. I'm 41 now. It has basically ended my carrer. Along with neuropathy fractures to my feet (7 of em), and the loss of toes and bones. Ive also suffered severe retinal hemmorages in both of my eyes. HEED THIS WARNING! This disease is NOTHING to play with!!

    neuropathy fractures to my feet (7 of em), and the loss of toes and bones. Ive also suffered severe retinal hemmorages in both of my eyes.

    why have you had these problems ? did you not control your sugar levels --did you not take your medications

    dont get me wrong , i am asking because I do not want to have these problems and I have only been told that these things are complications...can they be avoided

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    Originally posted by ct2
    pabull
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    To all, Diabetes is not a joke. I was diagnosed at age 13. I'm 41 now. It has basically ended my carrer. Along with neuropathy fractures to my feet (7 of em), and the loss of toes and bones. Ive also suffered severe retinal hemmorages in both of my eyes. HEED THIS WARNING! This disease is NOTHING to play with!!

    neuropathy fractures to my feet (7 of em), and the loss of toes and bones. Ive also suffered severe retinal hemmorages in both of my eyes.

    why have you had these problems ? did you not control your sugar levels --did you not take your medications

    dont get me wrong , i am asking because I do not want to have these problems and I have only been told that these things are complications...can they be avoided
    To be quite honest with you, when I as younger, (teens and 20's), I was invincible. I always took the meds but thought I could get away with acting normal. (i.e. partying and such). Well as you get older, the body doesnt bounce back as quickly. The thought of "it wont happen to me" bites you in the ass. You soon find out very rudely that it can and will happen.

    Yes , it can be avoided by doing what the DR tells you to.
    and to accept the fact that it will not go away. This will not guarantee that you will not have complications, but it will go a long way in preventing the on set of them.

    Thats about as honest as I can be. I hope you follow the Drs regimen to a T.
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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