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Author Topic: SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT DIABETES?  (Read 1165 times)

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Offline UK_SL

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« on: December 10, 2009, 03:50:22 AM »
Should I be worried about Diabetes, I've noticed in the last few months that I'm drinking a lot of fluids and needing a wee during the night. I also sometimes have blurred vision in the morning and very recently I had to go to the hospital because I've somehow damaged some nerves in my shoulder and have been put on strong anti-inflamatary and painkiller pills.

I know that these are all signs on Diabetes or am I just being paranoid or are these normal reactions to just finding out about your status and starting meds?
05/10/2009 ~ DIAGNOSED, CD4 = 8
22/10/2009 ~ CD4 = 11/VL = 430,000, STARTED ATRIPLA and SEPTRIN
26/11/2009 ~ CD4 = 121/VL = 840
22/12/2009 ~ CD4 = 184 (6%)/VL = 340
11/03/2010 ~ CD4 = 177 (12%)/VL = 72
01/07/2010 ~ CD4 = 247 (12%) VL = 76
20/01/2011 ~ CD4 = 350 / VL = 29

Offline BT65

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 05:57:28 AM »
UK, I wouldn't go into a panic.  If you have excess thirst, and seem to be running to the bathroom all the time, then maybe you should talk to your doctor.  Of course, none of us can diagnose you here.   But, I can tell you this, because I do have diabetes-when my sugar is very high, I have terrible thirst, and I do pee a lot.  About the vision, well, maybe it's because you've just woke up, and your eyes haven't adjusted yet.  Or maybe you're having real problems you need to see an eye doctor about.  I have diabetic retinopathy in one eye, and the start of a cataract in the other, and I wear glasses.  I really don't notice a change in vision if my sugar gets a bit high, but that's me. 

If you ever have questions like this, it's fine for people to share their experience.  Of course, if it's really a problem, or you're very concerned, then you need to talk to your doctor.  By the way, my sugars have been well controlled with Insulin and pills, but I sure wish I didn't have diabetes.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 06:26:41 AM »
I agree with Betty.  Mim has had glucose testing as part of her regular labs since she was diagnosed in 2000. Fasting labs started in 2003. In 2004, she was diagnosed with diabetes.  Her's is controlled, for now, by diet.  If you are concerned, talk to your doctor about it.  If your eyes are giving you issues, go see an eye doctor who is trained to work with poz folks.  Your ID or ASO should be able to give you a list of doctors.

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