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Can you have diabetes and not know it ?

Three years ago, I passed out at work. I was experiencing high levels of stress at the time. I was doing a show on live t.v. that i wasn t prepared for. And I had not eaten anything all day. It was 1:00 when I passed out and I had been working since 8:00 without a break. Well, they checked my blood sugar on the way to the hospital and it had bottomed out. They gave me an IV and they gave me a sandwich at the hospital and some juice. My bloodsugar shot way up. They said it was unusual to see such dramatic differences. He told me to go get tested for diabetes . I never did and have no other symptoms. Could I still have it after three years of no problems? Is diabetes like that? What other symptoms could I have? I eat alot of sugar.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Main symptoms include excess thirst, hunger and incresaed frequency of urination. Other symptoms can include blurry vision, numbness. Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. The levels up to 100 are considered normal, and levels between 100 and 126 are considered pre-diabetes. Visit your doctor at this stage and ask for treatment. Diabetes though incurable disease but it isn’t untreatable, if properly controlled and monitored the outcome is really good, otherwise it can lead to some serious consequences and even death.

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