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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Am I diabetic based on this symptoms?

*3st overweight *Constantly feeling dizzy and faint. *Having daily blackouts. *Feel nauseous and faint do I not have 3 meals a day. *Constantly fatigued.
Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Your symptoms, are more relevant for decreased blood sugar- hypoglycaemia (not hyperglycaemia-diabetes).

Get yourself, blood sugar checked and get diagnosed.
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  Anonymous's Response

Need not be diabetes only. Check your hemoglobin levels as well along with blood sugars. This would indicate your current health status. Get a physical examination done by General Physician to guide you better.

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