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 Do I Have Diabetes ?
I've been feeling dizzy all the time, my eyes are blurry, I get tingling in my fingers and feet sometimes and I feel tired easily. Could this be diabetes?...


 With a blood sugar value of 10.5 how long has one to live and why?
Maybe I'm being paranoid but I have this feeling that once one has reached 10.5 (diabeteswise) that one has only a year to live, am I right?...


 non-diabetic 4yr. old son has high blood sugar 368?
I have 3 sons and my oldest(19) has Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Notice some symptoms w/ my youngest (4) so tested his blood sugar and 1st reading was 340, 2nd was 368, what should i do?...


 Is an angiogram painful?
Is there anything to fear?...


 If I had a dream that I had diabetes could this be a way of my body telling me I have it?
I was told by my friend a while ago that I had a blue line going down my eye and that meant I had diabetes, after I was re-convinced that that is not a sign of it I was fine and soon forgot about it. ...


 what is the normal result to blood sugar?
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 the right food to eat?
i just tested my blood glucose and it was 6.5 ,it is now 1.32 in the morning in the uk .is that ok ,and please could you tell me the right foods to eat ,i do eat porrige and lots of fruit ,not grapes ...


 do I have type 1 diabetes?
I have some of the syptoms such as needing the loo dry mouth drinking regularly and am a tiny bit tired. My mum desn't think i do so won't take me for a blood test are there any online one ...


 Am I showing signs of diabetes or high blood sugar, this is really tearing me apart and scaring me !!?
Im 18 years old , 6 ft 2,188Cm's (6ft2),90 Kgs (14 Stones),Waist Circumference 107 Cm's, Blood Pressure 155 systolic,88 diastolic. and i have started gym only very recently. i am SO ...


 What's the best breakfast cereal for a Type 2 diabetic?
I also have raised cholesterol so have been having an oat based cereal as this is supposed to help with cholesterol levels, but looking at the ingredients, note it has added sugar! Is there ...


 Diabetes.........................?
Well basically are these any diabetes signs; always hungry, really thirsty at night, head going dizzy, head aches, blurred vision from time to time, shakey legs, nausea, bad stomach pains between ...


 I have to go to the doctors tomorrow for a blood test , A fasting sugar test so i need to fast but?
my doctor never said how long to fast for i've just had tea and biscuits and won't eat or drink anything else until tomorrow when i've had my blood taken the appointment is at 9.15am ...


 how to improve bad circulation?
i get really cold hands even if my body is hot n my nails go white how do i stop this ?...


 my father in law is diabetic..is feeling 'itchy' one of the symptoms?
i know all the other symptoms that go with diabetes ,but just wanted to know if the itchiness was one....thanks very funny ...


 Is it correct that as I have diabetes and cholesterol and high blood pressure that I can get a higher pension?
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 I think I may have diabetes or hypoglycemia?
Im a female - 18 years old. Since the summer I have been suffering with weird symptoms. The first episode started on my birthday in April when I went shopping with a friend and had to leave a shop ...


 How can I tell if my daughter has blood sugar problems or is anemic?
She has a small appetite and talks about being dizzy often. Could it be something else? Yeh, I know, you're not doctors. Just asking for opinions, not diagnoses. she's seven....


 advice on diabetic recipes!?
hi i am planning on making a goody basket for my aunt and uncle for christmas (homemade biscuits, sweets,cakes etc) and my uncle has just been told he has diabeties. as they are home made can i just ...


 blood glucose monitors that don't need strips?
are there any brands of blood glucose monitors that don't need test strips? where you can just put a drop of blood straight on to a sensor and wipe it off when it's finished oh well i guess ...


 Is this an early symptom of diabetis?
I am 38 years old and have an underactive thryoid which im taken medication for(not on a regular basis mind you :() and i also have low iron so am taken medication for that I use to love sugary ...



bitter sweet
is a blood sugar level of 6.5 something to worry about?
this is with having no food or drink for 12 hours
                      









jess
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jackie m
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Dr Franks about right - are you 100% sure you had nothing for 12 hours, including tea or coffee?. When I got my GTT done first blood test on an empty stomach was 6 and drank the lucozade and waited 2 hours for next blood test which was 12, was told it was slightly high and was type 2 diet controlled, blood tests since then and liver and kidney and cholesterol checks have all came back very good, I was also having under active thyroid check out at the same time and now take thyroxin daily.


KirstyLouise
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Are you a diabetic? If so if you haven't eaten for 12 hours you are playing a dangerous game! However a bloody sugar level of 6.5 is perfectly normal. You should be monitoring your blood sugar very regularly. Hope this helps.


Dr Frank
It is a little high for a fasted level. Your GP may well want to proceed to a GTT ( glucose tolerance test) or a modified GTT. An initial blood sample will be taken to check the level of blood sugar, which will be the lowest value after fasting overnight, You will then be asked to drink a standard amount of glucose (75 grams), dissolved in the water, sometimes a small bottle of Lucozade is used instead as this is more palatable. Blood is then taken at 30 minute intervals for 2 hours. In the modified test blood is only taken fasted and 2 hours after the glucose.


madison76
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If you are a diabetic then it would be ok. If not then you may need to go to the doctor and have a test for diabetes and a glucose tolerance test. These will check if you have diabetes. If you are a diabetic then it it a little bit high but nothing to worry about. I would be very happy if my sugar was consistently 6.5. Mine goes up to 14 and then down to 3 so it varies a lot. If you are worried go and see the doctor as they are the only ones that can put your mind at rest.


tolkeinfreak
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6.5? yeah that is a bad thing. I mean I dont know where you are from but the meters in the u.s I know a normal blodd sugar level reads out as anywhere between 70- 180. 6.5 would be like death. Are you talking about A1C levels?


Chris
It's high enough to modify your life style and 90 days later take another test to see how much control you have over your health. I recommend a complete physical with blood work. 1. You will have baseline on your overall health 2. You can verify diabetes or not. 3. With your doctor you can established corrective path either way. Best Wishes


Rhianna_Returns
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If this is your fasting blood sugar results then it it outside of normal range and is known as prediabetes. Normal fasting blood sugar is 3.9 to 5.6 mmol/l. Your Dr will likely want to repeat the test.


MAVIS J
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hi there that isnt toobad just keep your eye on anything between 5 and 7 isn t too bad.


Ted J
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yes, watch the sugar.


FREDERICK T
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It should be between 5 & 9 try not to let it get too low because that's worse than letting get a bit on the high side.


beckski
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Mine is normally 5.0 if i remember rightly, but i don't have diabetes...my dad has a machine and stabs up when he has it out to make sure we are all ok he is paranoid lol. I think 6.5 is quite high, but please don't let that alarm you as im no doctor haha. If it gets to 7 then i would go and see the doc. I did not fast before i had mine done.


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