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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was advised to start monitoring my blood glucose..I have been
experiancing..extreme fatique to the point I can not physically move...constant
thrist...frequent urination, including 3-4 times a night and at least once an
hour. Headaches almost daily, irritabiltiy, anxiety, weight loss..about 15 lbs
this mth. The past two days my levels have read the following..bedtime
97...fasting for 10 hrs...157...after lunch 127...then after dinner 170. I had a
half of a sandwich that was it for dinner. Bruises take forever to heal 3-4
weeks and also frequent UTI and bladder infeections. is this something to be
concerned about both of my grandparents suffered and was diagnosed in there mid
30's--i am now 36. They were insulin dependant--2 shots a day.. What is your
User :   hi there
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   great thx
Doctor :   Please give me a couple of minutes
User :   sure
Doctor :   The symptoms you experience fit into Diabetes Mellitus
Doctor :   Though the home monitoring does not relate to it
Doctor :   Hence the next step would be to get OGTT
User :   but are the blood glucose levels normal?
Doctor :   Yes the blood glucose levels are apparently normal
Doctor :   on self monitored strips
Doctor :   Sorry OGTT is Oral glucose tolerance test
User :   OGTT?? Doctors REFUSE saying i am suppose to wait until 45 bc it would not onset until 40's
Doctor :   Which doctor did you see?
User :   I went to a family Practionior--wanted to go to specialist but he said thaht was unnecessary..
Doctor :   What is your occupation and weight?
User :   i just KNOW when you can NOT physically get out of med from fatique--that should tell me something is wrong... sleeping from 6pm friday until 8 pm sunday..not good.
User :   Legal Assistant for a high profile firm...i am about 115-120 lbs..5'5
Doctor :   Do you have active life style?
Doctor :   with good exercise and sport?
User :   oh yeah single mom and i work about 16-19 hours a day.
Doctor :   I should not comment about the opinion of your Doctor who is physically seeing you, but if you ask my opinion you should thoroughly investigated
User :   not too much sport--4 knee surgeries--total removal of lateral meniscus..annd 2 lateral releases on the other knee.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   If you still want to take a specialist opinion from a Endocrinologist, you can write to him here
User :   also, may not play into this but 2 months ago i passes out after reason- i wasnt sick..but just groggy afterward..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you check the blood sugar then
Doctor :   Check the blood pressure and sugar when you have such feeling
User :   no--didnt think about it even being an issue then
Doctor :   Note all of them in a diary
User :   well thanks so much.. oh i am keeping a journal of every reading..
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   That helps you in your future consults
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can answer you?
User :   no that covers it- i was just really concerned.. thanks.
Doctor :   As I said you wish to take an online opinion from an Endocrinologist, here is the link.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   Do you need some help?
Doctor :   Hello
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