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Could I possibly be diabetic?

I ve been told I might be. I m not overweight and have no family history of diabetes . But, I ve done some research and found that I do have some symptoms. I m always tired, I have increased thirst, my hands tingle sometimes, and my vision gets blurry sometimes. Is it worth me going and getting tested just to be safe?
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Just reaching diagnosis, depending on your symptoms shall not serve the purpose. More of your symptoms, look like hypoglycaemia (decreased blood glucose).

If you want to be sure- Get yourself investigated (like FBS/RBS/Hba1C)
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ajay Singh's  Response
Hi, and Welcome not all Diabetics are over weight or not all over weight persons are Diabetics, weight is one of the risk factor among various others, Please do get your
Fasting Blood Glucose level measured and may i suggest Lipid profile along with.
best is take your last meal around 20:00 hours get on the bed and try to sleep
only plain drinking water till midnight after that nothing, get your test done first thing in the morning.
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
Medical check up is always worth to get it done. weather you have any doubt or you
do not have any doubt.Non obese, no family history etc can not tell you definately
that you can not have DM. Type to diabetes can occur even without family history.
Your symptoms may or may not relate to DM but it is always wise to check it.
It may relate simple anxiety or hypertension or nothing. if reports are normal it will
built up your confidance. Thanks
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Getting this tested when you do have few symptoms is not going to do any harm to you. Why not test it and be free of mind if it comes negative and start treatment in case it does show s that yu are diabetic. Dont waste time thinking on the possibilities, rather get tested and take initiative for treatment.

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