From Lancaster, New York, USA:
For the past couple of days I have been having pains in my lower abdomen. I have very frequent urination, sometimes up to two to three times an hour. Every time I get up from lying down, my vision gets very blurred and I have sort of a dizzy feeling. My mouth gets severely dry a lot of the time, and, although I am trying to lose weight using SlimFast, I am losing about five pounds a week, whereas I should only be losing one or two. I'm using the plan correctly.
I am 19 years old with no history of diabetes in the family. I am going in for surgery next week to have cysts and polyps removed from my sinuses, and I am also currently on steroids for the problem. Could this be diabetes or is the medicine a possible factor?
You need to have your blood sugar level checked.
Could the steroids be a factor in causing elevated sugar levels? Yes, they do raise glucose. Nevertheless, before surgery you need answers. Call your doctor.
Original posting 14 Sep 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
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