I was tested for diabetes about 2 years ago , I had all the symptoms and there is strong family history of diabetes. Everything was fine, and eventually I stopped feeling symptomatic. But lately I have been feeling ill again. I have been extremely dizzy and feeling faint. My hands and feet fall asleep easily and I have frequent urination along with other things. I know I have way too much sugar in my diet, and although I have always been in shape, I recently stopped excercising and have gained some weight. Should I see about getting tested again for diabetes or is it too soon?
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replied March 29th, 2005
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Yeah I think you should definitely get tested. You seem to have the symptoms. Other symptoms may be eating more but losing weight, feeling thirstier than usual etc. Why take a chance? People die of complications from untreated diabetes such as kidney problesm and stuff. My grandmother delayed getting treatment and now she has very poor eyesight in both her eyes. So dont take a chance. Diabtetes is curable so go to your Dr. That's just my advice- keep me posted. :d
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replied April 30th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are consistent with diabetes mellitus. You should go for HbA1C and fasting blood sugar to sort it out.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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