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I also have severe sleep apnea, I also have bad eyes. Can you please tell me what it is?


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replied February 9th, 2009
Diabetes Answer A5719


Current medical status: My face has been tingling for several days, it actually starts stinging. the last 2 nights, I have been waking up about every 30 minutes and my mouth is so dry, it is like i have been eating glue, and my chest is hurting, and I have to urinate everytime.
Current medical treatment: I had heart catherization in 2003 and was told i had a small blockage, but wasn't put on any drugs. I was told I had CAD.


Given the symptoms you reported (dry mouth, frequent urination, bad vision), you might be experiencing diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the level of sugar in the blood is raised more than normal due to the ineffectiveness of the regulatory mechanisms.


Diabetes mellitus can cause several complications when not adequately treated. They include: atherosclerosis, damage of the nerves. The atherosclerosis affects more easily the small blood vessels (in eyes, kidneys, heart muscle). It increases the risk of myocardial infarction due to narrowing of the small blood vessels. Blockage of the blood vessels happens more easily in these conditions. The vision can be damaged significantly. The nerve damage is usually first noticed in the sensory nerves as weird sensations.


You might want to visit your family doctor and do basic laboratory tests to check the blood glucose level.


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replied May 19th, 2009
I think my little sister as Diabetes.
Well my little sister is 9 years old and she has a history of Diabetes on her dads side. She has trouble sleeping at night, and some times she has breath that smells like she alcohol and she has strong smelling urine for a little girl. It is stronger smelling than my dads before he was tested for it. My mom has tried to get her tested but all the Dr.'s are saying that she is a over concerned mother. I am hoping that maybe you can help us find out if she may have is or not on what you read.
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