From Shelby, Michigan, USA:
I' m a senior in college and would like to know what makes me so sick after I eat. I do have a malabsorption problem, which the doctor thinks is related to my pancreas because it is better when I take enzymes. About a half an hour after, I eat I get really tired almost passing out, I drink a gallon of water every day, and the only way I can maintain my weight is to eat around 4600 calories. I've even missed classes. I also drink 4 32-ounce bottles of water every day. My doctor tested my blood fasting blood sugar because my aunt and cousin both have diabetes, and it was normal. All the doctor has said is that maybe I should be tested for acromegaly because I am still growing and shouldn't be.
My mom and aunt were sure I had diabetes because the only symptom I don't have is weight loss, but it seems I don't. Could the enzymes cause diabetes? Are there any more tests to tell if someone has diabetes? I just so tired of feeling like this.
It is not possible to diagnose individual problems in a forum such as this. I would suggest reviewing your symptoms at length with your physician.
[Editor's comment: Yes, there are more tests to check for diabetes. For starters, if you've only had a single fasting blood sugar, you could get that test repeated. WWQ]
Original posting 10 Mar 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.