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What are the symptoms of Diabetics? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I need to know symptoms of diabetes
Doctor:Diabetes has varied clinical features.
User:which means only blood test wl help
Doctor:While most of them can be asymptomatic and diabetes is detected incidentally, a few can have symptoms like
User:n later on i cn see whther i m diabtic or not
Doctor:easy fatigue, weakness, tiredness,
Doctor:vision disturbances, feeling of high and low, delayed wound healing,
Doctor:abnormal sensation like burning in the extremities, increased thirst and increased urination and so on.
Doctor:On some occasions
User:blood test wl help to asertain
Doctor:we are able to detect a person as diabetic
Doctor:when there are neurological, vascular, eye and kidney complications.
Doctor:So the best method would be to get the blood sugar tests done
Doctor:if there is any suspicion or doubt
Doctor:regarding ones sugar levels.
Doctor:The test can be done easily at any laboratory.
Doctor:It is cheaper when compared to any other test too.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:BUT IT has to be empty stomtch
Doctor:Fasting blood sugars and post prandial blood sugar is a must for all patients suspected or diagnosed to have diabetes.
Doctor:if you are just screening yourself
Doctor:you can get the random sugars also.
Doctor:Random sugar can be performed at any time
Doctor:irrespective of time of food intake.
Doctor:screening yourself for the possibility of diabetes
Doctor:If the random sugars are abnormal, then fasting and postprandial blood sugar is needed.
Doctor:And if fasting / post prandial blood sugars are abnormal on different occasion, then glycosylated hemoglobin (Hba1c) test will be needed.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:wil hve it checked by eod .
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:no thanks :)
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:random sugar too i can chk netme
User:which means during day
User:n if iyts thr thn fasting would help to knw percentage of it
Doctor:Random blood sugar (RBS) can be performed at any time of the day even when you are not fasting.
Doctor:If RBS is normal, then you need worry.
Doctor:You need not get the Fasting (FBS) test
User:if its normal
User:thn fine
User:if its not normal
User:thn fasting rbs required
Doctor:If it is above 140mg/dl, then you would need to perform the FBS and PPBS test.
User:ppbs ?
Doctor:FBS test is performed early in the morning and fasting
Doctor:PPBS - postprandial blood sugar follows after a meal.
Doctor:* I mean after a meal within 2 hours of FBS.
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
User:thanks .
Doctor:Do you have any doubts?
User:no .
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice day.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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