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 As I was shopping today I became very dizzy, nausea,and had a faint feeling. Is this a sign of diabetes?
I have also gained unexplained weight, frequent urination, and always thirsty....

 My friend recommended this organic food to my husband saying that It can cure my husband's diabetes?
My friend recommended this organic food to my husband saying that It can cure my husband's diabetes . and we don't have to pay him if it doesn't work. But my hubby have to fast for 3 ...

 what happends if i dont get enough protien ?
i'm a vegetarian and i'm afriad i'm not getting enough protien or any of my daily needs. i've been feeling reallly weak , expectually in my ribs. and i'm excessively tired ...

 Does diabetes affect one's ability to drive well?

 i'm scared of needles?
is that ...

 Do I have diabetes???
I am 17, 5'6'' or 5'7'' and weigh about 190 lbs. My mom has this diabetes thing that pokes your finger, then it shows your blood sugar. The doctor gave her to track her ...

 If you're 17 and haven't been diagnosed with Type I diabetes, you're pretty much in the clear, right?
Just wondering.
Don't you get diagnosed with Type I earlier on in life?
I know that you can get Type II when you're like 80, but doesn't juvenille diabetes mean it appears in ...

 Can diabetics be cured ?
If we regularly follow the guidence from the dr take medicenes as per dr instuctions withous miss and follow a perfect diet regime and do excercise will this (diabetic) be cured no issue if takes ...

 whats wrong with me? i'm 15 years old, and been constantly thirsty for about 2 weeks.?
i've had loads to drink, but it never seems to stop me being thirsty. my granda has diabetes is this a sign that i have?
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ADD: it's just water i mainly drink ...

 My Mum Is Refusing To Inject Herself With Insulin, What Should I Do?
She has to take alot of tablets in the morning and night not to mention injecting herself with insulin twice a day. She doesnt do any of them, she thinks that it is gods decision whether she dies or ...

 Is it true if you have diabetes you lose weight/bodymass?

 Who else has Diabetes? If so what Type?

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Type 1 since I was 11!

Never been over weight!

Very annoying!...

 I am fifty and have just been diagnosed with diabetes. I've attended diabetes class and it scared me. If I am
able to get my blood sugar down consistantly through a combination of medication, diet and excercise, will I have a normal life expectancy?...

 How can you tell if your diabetic?

 What are the symptoms of diabetes?
I have cousins on my dad's side of the family and my mom says that it would be very easy to get diabetes because of that and I don't really eat very healthy even though I'm a ...

 Im 5'7 285 lbs with diabetes in my family. i am already feeling some of the symptoms of it. what can i do?
every site i go to tells me to eat right or diet and exerise but what if i cant excercise and what is eating right

and how can eating right help when everything you eat rurns to gluclose ...

 ok does this sound like diabetes? i've been to the doc but havent got my results back yet and realy scared.
1)realy bad dizzy spells + bluryness
2) sickness
3) i get ill realy easily (i've been ill every holiday)
4) feel hungary all the time
5) feel tirsty all the time
6) need ...

 has any one else got type 2 diabetes & how do u manage your blood sugar levels ?
im having trouble maintaining mine and i think im doing everything right [diet medication etc ]
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thanks to all who took the trouble to reply . i got some wonderful feed-...

 do i have a sixth toe?
cause i want ed to kno cause idk if i do or ot come and tell me???:)...

 What the different between type 1 & type 2 diabetics?

♥Pretty♥ ♥Kitty♥
What happens if you're diabetic but never get it diagnosed or treated?
Like if someone pees all the time, stays thirsty, has the round "diabetic" belly, but never goes to the doctor and feels fine except for a bit lethargic and low energy? Will you suddenly die or something?

well your pancreas has shut down so you will prob get really sick and it just isnt healthy. its more risk on possibly a stroke, heart attack, seizure etc. if it is someone you know or even urself then go get it checked out, it will be better. i know ppl dont like to be told they have diabetes, but they should get it diagnosed before, cause depending on the type it can be reversible

The Cat: Just got a PUPPY!
Gosh I hope not. Maybe it's thyroid. The Cat has a slight heart murmur, but that has nothing to do with diabetis. How do you spell that anyway?

Miz Lamb
the first two symptoms can be of any endocrine system problem. not necessarily diabetes.

Diabetes does NOT present with a little round "diabetic" belly!! That comes from insulin usage!!

a bit lethargic and low energy is not a direct symptom. But is a concern.

from what you describe, the person could live for years, but may not be diabetic!!

It is only the past 15 years that diabetes has been screened for at all. Before that only way a diabetic was diagnosed was accidently when something else was wrong with them and the doctor actually looked at the blood workup results. Most doctors still do not screen for diabetes routinely!!

Diabetes untreated can result in a coma for lack of insulin.

Blindness is one result of advanced diabetes.

If you suspect, see a doctor.

Medications can give one a long and normal life.

Diabetes Living
Untreated Diabetes can cause several severe complications. Heart Attack, Stroke, Kidney Failure, Neuropathy that can result the amputations and Pancreas Failure. Obviously, some of these complications can result in death. Other complications can include Glaucoma, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia, Blurred Vision, ED, etc. Diabetes is a serious disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated. Diabetes is one of those diseases that people often feel fine with and don't get diagnosed until they have some serious and/or permanent damage to the body. If diagnosed early, treatment and living with this disease is not difficult and you can end up healthier than most non-diabetic people. Two blood tests and you'll know, it's not hard to find out.

Star J
you can die or go blind maybe a stroke

i cannot control myself, just i have to answer this question. My life is exactly like what u mentioned in ur question.
I was diabetic since my 13th age, but i never got noticed it untill 22nd age. Drastic 9 years. God is great, i didnt die.
I started with thirst, and stomuch pains, visited small clinics in my village, all those doctors tried different medicines which never helped me. The worst thing is nobody diagnosed wat is happening with me. Actually my pancreas was effected with calcifications and as a side effect of that, i was becoming more and more diabetic, unknowingly. As i got educated, got my degree in engineering and started to work, i visited a specialized, full fledged hospital, where thorough check up is carried out and find that, my pancreas is almost not working and more that 600 small small calcifications are there and the bigger ones blocking the duct. The beta cells which produce insulin were almost died. Then i was prescribed with pancrotab (10000mg) which was completely taking out my energy and was costly also, but it helped me to improve much better. Then i was prescribed with different types of tablets, and since last year, advised to inject insulin daily. Now everybody is sure that, if the problem was identified in the earlier stage or beginning stage, even if it is not cured, it can be pretty controlled with some tablets and with good lifestyle and exercises.
So, my advise is, if u suspect that u r having diabetes, pleaaaase dont hesitate, go to a doctor, and check it up. Dont wait. A stitch in time saves nine.

rose p
There are many things that can go wrong. The vision can be impaired or fail, cuts and sores can become infected. kidneys can fail, gangrene can affect the feet.
Rose P.

It is really dangerous. Your sugar level could bottom out or shoot too high and you could go into a diabetic coma, which if not treated right away will kill you. It is nothing to mess with. I have worked as an EMT for a long time now and see the results. Also if left untreated you could go blind or even loose your feet and legs. It is nothing to mess around with. If it is you please go get checked out.

wait but does the person know they are diabetic?
well my dad is diabetic
and he decided to stop going to the doctors
and getting dialysis
and he ended up getting some kind of seizures:/
so he started taking medication and all that again..

always b natural
There are very serious complications to diabetes, the main ones being retinal neuropathy (blindness), atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries often leading to heart attack and stroke), nephropathy (kidney disease and kidney failure), and limb amputation (generally affecting the legs. 50% of people that have a diabetic limb amputation die within 5 yrs. ). If there are suspicions, this is really a medical emergency that needs to be investigated.

Kandy K
If your blood sugar is not controlled, yes, cause you could go into a coma from your sugar being too high or getting too low. Also diabetes can cause other problems related to heart, kidneys and many other things. If you think you might be, get to a doctor.

I won't bother repeating everyone else. I will just say that diabetes runs in my family, and it is nothing to mess around with. If you think you may have it pleeeeeease go get checked. It doesn't take long to find out. If it's not you then do your best to talk whoever it is into going to get a test. One of my family members had to have part of her leg amputated due to complications from diabetes.

Well this depends if there's a family history of Diabetes.
If someone in the family has DM it makes this person more prone to be diabetic type II.

Diabetics type II don't usually go into sudden coma like Type I but they develop long term complications which develop over a long period of time.

So when they need to see a doctor complications of DM will already be present.

Such complications include many things like : Eye problems ( e.g Cataract) , Neurological complications , repeated infections , renal complications ending up to renal failure & others.

So if anyone is suspected to be diabetic he should do some laboratory workup about his blood sugar level.

Hope I'm helpful.

How do you/they know they are diabetic? Just because they have common symptoms with diabetes doesn't mean they are diabetic. If they are though and it goes untreated you can die.

scott c
Well with type 2 stroke and heart attack as dibetes more often targets the cardivascular system

You could die.

You should get medical help as soon as you can, just too check how severe it is, or if you even have diabetes at all.

I take it there must be a reason you haven't gone to the doctor, anything from just being afraid to maybe you don't have health insurance. Do a lot of research if you don't have insurance and try to find a program that can help you. If your just afraid to know the severity of it, going to the doctor and learning how to treat it is WAAAY better then suddenly fainting on the kitchen floor.

you would be pretty sick...worse case you could die....
You should get tested if its yourself.

You die!!

Diabetes is very manageable and if you take good care of yourself you can live a very long and productive life with it. Please get treatment.

If your blood sugar (glucose) skyrockets, you run the risk of going into a diabetic coma from ketoacidosis, dehydration, and shock.

Eventually your body will be damaged with the prolonged exposure of elevated glucose. It can damage your eyesight, your heart, your kidneys, your nervous system, make you susceptible to infection (wounds that never really seem to heal or get infected easily).

People who with diabetes who do not control their glucose levels often end up with wounds which become infected to the point where there is gangrene and amputation is required (most commonly the feet and legs).

My grandmother refused to treat her diabetes and when she died at 65 she had glaucoma, was a double amputee in a wheelchair on oxygen, and she was miserable. The official cause of death cited was multiple organ failure - but this wouldn't have happened if she had only taken care of herself.

When your body cannot process glucose (i.e. insulin resistant or do not make enough insulin) it breaks down fat for energy to function. A harmful byproduct which can build up in the body is called called acetone - and high levels of this in your blood is called ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is characterized by having a fruity smell. Acute ketoacidosis can leave you feeling lethargic or even comatose!

audra h
Diabetes: Heart Disease and Stroke


Most people with diabetes have health problems -- or risk factors -- such as high blood pressure and cholesterol that increase one's risk for heart disease and stroke. When combined with diabetes, these risk factors add up to big trouble. In fact, more than 65% of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. With diabetes, heart attacks occur earlier in life and often result in death. By managing diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, people with diabetes can reduce their risk.

Make the Link! Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke
Learn how you can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke through a special American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology initiative titled "Make the Link! Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke."

Diabetes, Cholesterol & Heart Disease
Nearly all people with diabetes have abnormal cholesterol levels which contribute to their increased risk for heart attack and stroke. By choosing foods wisely, increasing physical activity and taking medications, you can improve your cholesterol.

Well, you could die suddenly or you could live long enough to develop the complications of diabetes and suffer, possibly die of those.

Diabetes is a silent killer. If left untreated or if it's not properly treated it will lead to kidney damage, it can also cause circulation problems which results in lost limbs, it can also damage many other major organs in your body. It can lead to heart failure and many other horrible things.

Wonder the Chatty Cat *cries*
Please, please go see your primary physician, sweetie :))

They could go into a diabetic coma and die.
They could go blind or get infections and have to have a foot or leg amputated.

It's a serious disease.

Diabetes is known as one of those silent killers. Uncontrolled blood sugars can cause damage to your kidneys, heart, and eyes. It can also cause nerve damage. If your sugar levels drop too low or get too high you can go into a diabetic coma. You can get very serious skin infections when you have Diabetes from wounds not healing due to high blood sugars. It's very important to be treated if you have this condition. My mother has been suffering from this for years and it's a very serious condition. It's listed as one of the top killers in this country.

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