• 4 months ago

    Am I diabetic?

    Last Thursday, I noticed a sweet taste in my mouth that comes and goes. Called Dr. on Friday, she said my glucose level was 88 from blood test 3 weeks ago and that I did not have diabetes or pre diabetes. I am very worried that I have ketoacidosis because it hasn't stopped and I googled "sweet taste in mouth" and this is what comes up.

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  • 4 months ago

    RE: Am I diabetic?

    Has your doctor "interviewed" you, asked you questions about your medical history, family medical history? Have they conducted basic blood testing? Are you over age 45? Are you overweight or obese? The diagnosis of diabetes involves not just whether you show abnormalities in blood sugar levels. It evaluates on the basis of diabetes "risk factors", too. Why? Because, people with Type 2 Diabetes often have no "symptoms". It creeps up on us in the dark.

    Read, this, to get an idea what's considered to render a diabetes diagnosis:
    http://www.joslin.org/info/how_is_diabetes_diagnosed.html



    For example, did you know your dr could determine you have "prediabetes" even though you test normal for fasting blood glucose or A1C? Of course you don't. Nobody knows this because we're all "internet" doctors...

    The problem with Type 2 Diabetes is it is a disease that incubates...silently.
    It develops under your nose and it usually takes a very long time, decades, even. It's estimated that as many as 100 million Americans have either prediabetes or diabetes but as many as 1/3 don't have a clue. They're "ignorant" of how the disease, manifests. They couldn't begin to explain what insulin resistance is and how one develops resistance to insulin depending on diet and lifestyle. All they know is "high blood sugar", "high blood sugar", "high blood sugar" and they have no idea that Type 2 Diabetes is "reversible". If you read the link, above, you'll get a glimpse of how involved a diagnosis of diabetes is, today...

    So, if you've seen a doctor and discussed, at length, your concerns about whether or not you have diabetes, chances are high your situation is not your docs first "rodeo". Remember: 100 million. It's epidemic. 1 out of every 3 adults over the age of 45. Your doctor knows which tests to run and questions to ask to reasonably determine if you fit the Type 2 Diabetes "profile". And, if you don't, they may still refer you to a dietician of diabetes specialist to help you make adjustments to your diet and lifestyle to help you reduce your body's developing "insulin resistance". You see, a Type 2 diagnosis is fast approaching end stage uncontrolled blood glucose regulations. The present day criteria of when you "need" to do something about your developing diabetes is, laughably, far too late! It's 12:00 and the bar closes at 2:00. It's the 4th quarter in the Superbowl. Should you suspect you have diabetes because you have a "sweet taste in your mouth"?

    good grief, you should suspect you have diabetes when you wake up every morning and pour that first cup of coffee! Understand the diabetes "risk factors". Then, explain them to your kids. Lose the weight. Stop eating out and learn to cook healthy meals. Manage your stress. Exercise, daily, and "prepare" for your sleep, every night, as if your life depended on it. It does.
    Understand that preventative medicine is not on anybody's agenda for good reason. People want your hard earned money and, right now, taking it from you is like shaving sheep. Let's all say, baaaaaaahhhhhh.

    Someday, doctors and hospitals will go the way of the video store and photo developers . It's not gonna be in time to save this generation. Or, my kids. Or, my grandkids...Nope. It won't come in time to save them. But, someday, kids will be taught, in school, that diet, exercise and lifestyle matters. A lot!
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Am I diabetic?

    Get a second opinion from a physician. Don't try to self diagnose your symptoms.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Am I diabetic?

    Please seek a second opinion from a medical physician, don't try to self diagnose.