• 29 days ago

    Diabetes or hypochondriac... or pinched nerve?!?!?!!?

    For months I thought I had diabetes because of burning and tingling feet so I didn't go to a doctor and I just ate healthy and exercised and it seemed to be working. then some of the typical symptoms start popping months later up and I went to see a doctor. I got an x ray to see if my kidneys were functioning normally which they were, I had ketones but apparently it's usual for people who are exercising and losing weight. The x ray also showed one of the lower nerves in my back was pinched or spasming... which makes the lower back spasms i get while laying down make more sense. I got my blood drawn so they could do a 24 hour blood test and she called today saying that I'm fine, I don't have diabetes. After hearing that I just kinda fell in shock. I thought I was going to the bathroom a lot because of diabetes.... but maybe I was just drinking too much water. Maybe the assumed pinch nerve is causing my symptoms of burning and tingling, pins and needles. Can the blood tests be wrong? Am I 200% a hypochondriac?! I don't really know what I want you guys to tell me. If my doctor can confidently laugh off the idea of me having diabetes from the blood results, does that rule out diabetes? sorry for the long post


  • 29 days ago

    RE: Diabetes or hypochondriac... or pinched nerve?!?!?!!?

    Numbness or Tingling in feet due to diabetes is a common "long term" symptom as a result of uncontrolled high blood sugar over a long period of time. In other words, nerve damage from chronic high blood glucose doesn't happen, overnight.

    The first symptoms of most any chronic inflammatory disease (...Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, High cholesterol, arthritis, depression, COPD, IBS, breast cancer...) are fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, chronic cold and flu symptoms, coughing, pain or soreness, blood in stools, numbness, dizziness, unexpected weight loss or gain, poor oral hygiene, patchy skin & allergies. These are, all, classic signs of inflammatory response (and, you will see many of these, years, before neuropathy sets in the limbs).

    Short-term inflammation is normal, everyday occurrence. But,
    when inflammation remains, day after day, and the symptom(s) gradually, methodically deepen, that's when you know you're in trouble. For people in this boat, they're constantly getting sick, they begin to develop allergies and skin problems, cavities/tooth loss, depression, no energy in the mornings, etc, etc, etc,. This is when they really need to see a doctor, asap!
    (Note: Get a qualified, "comprehensive" eye exam. An optometrist can often see metabolic "problems" brewing well before you get a diabetes diagnosis.)

    "...If my doctor can confidently laugh off the idea of me having diabetes from the blood results, does that rule out diabetes?..."

    Did you know you could be diagnosed for prediabetes but show fasting blood glucose level within normal limits? Google "metabolic syndrome" and the five criteria associated with this "condition". Once you fully understand what metabolic syndrome really is (aka, prediabetes), you'll know you have a fool for a doctor.