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Can Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Weight Gain And Weakness Be A Sign Of Diabetes?

I have SLE diagnosed in 1983during my pregnancy. Also have renal tubular acidosis, Medulary Sponge Kidneys, shorten syndrome. I have a very inactive life. Last three days having severe edema in legs, dizziness, blurred vision, and weaker then usual. I take 10mgs prednisone a day plus a host of other medications. Over the past 2 years my weight has gone up higher then it s ever been, even during my pregnancies. I m 5 6 weight @187lbs. I m worried about diabetes since it runs in the Family. Could this be what s causing these symptoms?
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Since you have a history of Diabetes running in your family you should get Blood sugar (F) & (PP) done at the earliest. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels may trigger & worsen the symptoms of the other illnesses from which you are suffering.

Avoid a sedentary lifestyle, it is very unhealthy. Do regular exercises & walking. Maintain healthy weight. Stay away from junk & oily food.

Since you have a history of SLE, dizziness, headache, blurred vision are due t it. Get treated.

You have a history of Renal tubular acidosis and severe edema in the legs at present, you are suggested to get a follow-up treatment done to detect & get evaluated for the degree of the kidney disease from which you are suffering from. Get physically examined & treated at the earliest.

In the meantime, restrict your salt intake, take plenty of water, veggies, fruits & berries. Stay away from addictions & stress.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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Can Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Weight Gain And Weakness Be A Sign Of Diabetes?

Hello, Since you have a history of Diabetes running in your family you should get Blood sugar (F) & (PP) done at the earliest. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels may trigger & worsen the symptoms of the other illnesses from which you are suffering. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle, it is very unhealthy. Do regular exercises & walking. Maintain healthy weight. Stay away from junk & oily food. Since you have a history of SLE, dizziness, headache, blurred vision are due t it. Get treated. You have a history of Renal tubular acidosis and severe edema in the legs at present, you are suggested to get a follow-up treatment done to detect & get evaluated for the degree of the kidney disease from which you are suffering from. Get physically examined & treated at the earliest. In the meantime, restrict your salt intake, take plenty of water, veggies, fruits & berries. Stay away from addictions & stress. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician