What Are The Symptoms Of Uncontrolled Diabetes?

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What is the tool used to help remember the symptoms of diabetes? CAUTION DIABETES C - constant urination A - abnormal thirst U - unusual hunger T - the rapid loss of weight I - irritability O - obvious weakness and fatigue N - nausea and vomiting D - drowsiness I - itching A - a family history B - blurred vision E - excessive weight gain T - tingling and numbness in extremities E - easily fatigued S - skin infections What is neuropathy and what are some of it's symptoms? Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy (new-ROP-uh-thee). About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. Symptoms: • I feel "pins and needles" in my feet. • Pain or increased sensitivity (in feet) • I have "burning, stabbing or shooting pains" in my feet. • Sometimes I feel like I have socks or gloves on when I don't. • My feet hurt at night, like when the sheets touch. My feet are numb and feel dead. • My feet and hands get very cold or very hot. I have trouble feeling heat or cold in my feet or hands • Numbness or Weakness • I don't feel pain in my feet, even when I have blisters or injuries. • I can't feel my feet when I'm walking. • The muscles in my Continue reading >>

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  1. savannahceleste

    Trace amount of ketones in urine, constantly!

    So I'm sitting here, typing with one hand while I attempt to feed my son, Dakota with the other lol. At 18 years old, I keep finding myself looking down amazed at what perfection he is that I made! And then feel such an intense fear from the thought of me not living long enough to see him graduate or even see his 10th birthday! :(
    (I'm scared for myself, too…)
    I'm so glad I found a website that looks full of support/people that understand! I'm hoping I can get either an answer to why this is happening, or at least reassurance. :/
    Since I had Dakota (October. 8, 2010) via emergency c-section due to severe preeclampsia, I've had health problems. Unexplained 99% of the time because my blood work comes back "normal". Today, I'm fine. Besides occasional positional vertigo. What worries me though, is the fact that I've been running a trace amount of ketones since I've had Dakota. I'm able to flush them with water, but they come back. I eat enough, my blood sugars are under control, and I'm not sick. I blamed it at first on the c-section (surgery causing trauma to the insides and my body recovering from just having a baby) well it's been two and a half months and I'm STILL running ketones. I know what ketones are. I don't understand why I'm running them though. Why I can't get rid of them. I'm hoping to get an answer. Is this dangerous??? I'm really worried…
    Help please !!!

  2. tomecom

    The body is constantly producing small amounts of keytones naturally. Keytones are a byproduct of breaking down proteins. Small amounts are not a bad thing. In fact your heart will thank you because your heart prefers keytones over glucose as a fuel source.
    Typically, higher keytones are the result of eating too many proteins, and too few carbohydrates. Don't confuse keytones with ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is the result of a sedimentary lifestyle, overweight, low insulin levels, and poor diet.

  3. kdroberts

    I have to question some of your info since it appears to be very wrong. Ketones are produced when fatty acids are broken down, as far as I know protein has nothing to do with it. Ketoacidosis has nothing to do with weight, poor diet or lifestyle. Diabetic ketoacidosis is purely from a lack of insulin which is why it's a fairly common problem for type 1's and why many type 1's are diagnosed with ketoacidosis. Dehydration can also cause it because the body starts to panic and starts uncontrollably burning fat for energy.
    Ketosis can happen with a low carb, high fat (like the ketogenic diet which is about 80% fat or to some extent, atkins) diet since the body switches over to ketones as it's primary energy source. If you can control ketosis then it's arguably safe, although that's still hotly contested. If you can't control it then the ketosis will turn to ketoacidosis.

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Diabetes And Hearing Loss

A Surprising Complication Ed Weinsberg wasn’t surprised when he developed burning sensations in his feet in 2006. His health care provider had told him he might experience this sign of peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of his recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Medication helped reduce the sensations. But a few years ago, Ed, 62, a former rabbi and author living in Sarasota, Florida, began to experience frustrating problems with his hearing. “Every sentence began with, ‘What did you say?’ ” he says. “My ear, nose, and throat doctor wasn’t sure what was behind it.” By then Ed had already lost 50 percent of his hearing in his left ear. “But I suspected there might be a connection with my diabetes. I know it reduces blood flow to other parts of the body.” Ed was onto something. Research shows that people with uncontrolled type 1 or type 2 diabetes are twice as likely as others to experience hearing loss. In a large study of people ages 20–69, researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases found a strong association between diabetes and hearing problems, emerging as early as age 30. A recent study from Henry Ford Hospital Continue reading >>

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  1. skulte

    my A1c is 7.6 and random sugar level 246 I have severe shoulder pain since one month kindly advice

  2. getz08

    Your Sugar is not controlled now. it is advised to seek your Doctor advice for it. have Physiotherapy as of Microwave Diathermy for shoulder pain & exercise as advised by Physiotherapist.

  3. ycmittal

    This is due to high sugar level. Please control the same and have exercise of shoulders. Pain could go only with the exercise. Consult physotherapist

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Identify symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Are there any long term complications of poorly controlled diabetes? Can these complications be avoided? If so, how? Continue reading >>

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  1. foodie

    Dr won't prescribe Metformin

    I just got in from an appointment this morning with my doctor. I had asked for a prescription for Metformin, but she said she wouldn't prescribe until my A1c is 7 or above.
    I have tried my best to eat low carb but after 6 months, it is becoming more and more difficult. Still in that time, I have lost 27 pounds. Even with that weight loss and exercise, 15 grams of carbs at a meal sends my bg level to 150. She said that is normal and she considers that pre-diabetes.
    I'll have today's lab results back next week. If my A1c isn't up, I won't get the Metformin. Is she right?

  2. jwags

    Welcome to DD. Congratulations on the weight loss. You must be doing something right. Is that 150, 2 hrs after meals. I find that when I was first diagnosed I had to increase my protein. My best numbers come aftter I eat eggs and bacon or sausage or a BLT on sprouted bread. My morning numbers are still high ( 115 -150) I'm on 850 metformin 2 x day. The metformin makes the liver produce less glucose, sometimes. But I find I still get bg spikes throughout the day and when I don't eat enough. One thing I have found out about diabetes is nothing is ever the same. What works one day, does not work the next. Stress also causes bg to spike. In my case when I exercise my bg will jump 60 or 70 points. So its about balance. I don't have any problems with metformin but many people have stomach cramps .

  3. foodie

    The 150 is 2 hours after a meal. I just need to add that I am definitely diabetic, not pre-diabetic as my doctor said this morning. I want the Metformin because I want a dang bowl of pinto beans sometimes. Is that too much to ask?

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