Diabetes - Type 1 Community
not diagnosed but at risk and worried
About This Community:

A community of people with Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes to guide and support your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

not diagnosed but at risk and worried

I didn't know where else to post this, there is no forum for basic diabetes and concerns.

A few friends of mine have told be that some strange symptoms I've had lately could mean diabetes. My parents and their families have a long history of diabetes, and I'm worried I might be getting it or I already have it.

My symptoms are:
- extreme and frequent dehydration
- strange and constantly changing appetite
- weight change (up and down)
- heavy chest pain, often after activity (not always)
- a strange lump on my right side (near but not on rib cage).

Are any/all of these symptoms related to diabetes?
I'm particularly worried about my last symptom. The lump is tender to the touch and nothing like it exists on the other side of my abdomen.

thanks,
Kiera.
Related Discussions
Avatar n tn
Hello Kiera,
We're volunteers here and not physicians.  I strongly recommend that you see your doctor, or at least give her/him a phone call with your symptoms and any patterns.

You can read about the symptoms of diabetes at this reliable site:
http://www.diabetes.org where they list information about both Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes.   Some of your symptoms are similar to diabetes symptoms but others are not.  Your best bet is to grab the hand of one of your friends, and go to the doctor.  A doc is the only person who can do a careful workup and diagnosis -- and help you get on the path to feeling better.

Ignoring symptoms doesn't make 'em go away - it just escalates our worry.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
FoodDiary Tracker
Track Your Daily Carbs and Overall Diet
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
May 26
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
May 25
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr is enjoying warm weather th... Comment
May 23
Diabetes - Type 1 Community Resources