From Big Timber, Montana, USA:
I am a soon-to-be 30 year old mother of five who has had many problems that I feel are "sugar" related, mainly, severe headaches that include wavy vision, numbness in hands, arms, face, tongue, interference with thought process, sick stomachache. These episodes (which is what I now call my headaches) are debilitating and very scary.I also have an increasing amount of broken veins, and my main veins are getting "rope-like". For three years or so, I have had numbness/tingly toes. My maternal grandmother, paternal grandfather, and now mother all had/have type 2 diabetes so I am very frightened. What type of blood test should I ask for to determine diabetes? Do you feel I am looking in the right direction to find answers?
We can't diagnose in this venue. You can ask your physician to do a fasting blood glucose. If it is greater than 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L] on two occasions, it is diabetes. It is pretty easy to tell, just ask. Symptoms that are nonspecific are just that and often difficult to pin down. Diabetes isn't.
Original posting 25 Apr 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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