Since the beginning of the year, I've started having extreme post-prandial drowsiness. After I eat a meal, no matter what it is (carbs, proteins, etc.), I become extremely overwhelmed with drowsiness. This happens consistently, regardless of when I eat the meal.
Also, I am 252 pounds, definitely overweight, and haven't exercised in years. Starting about a few weeks ago, I've become extremely thirsty all the time, and I consume tons of water each day. Also, anytime I consume anything with sugar, I get painful hemorrhoids the next day or two. The consistency at which this happens is alarming. It has come to the point where I can't eat sugary things anymore.
And lately, I began noticing a dark patch of skin (surrounded by a swelling) in my neck. It wasn't until I googled "neck skin disorder" that I stumbled upon a site about diabetes, which mentioned some of the symptoms I have, which made me really worried. Am I possibly pre-diabetic ? I have no history of diabetes in my family, but I found out that one of the ethnic groups with high risk of diabetes is one that I belong to. What would you suggest regarding diet change ? At this point, I've cut down carbs and I only eat canned meat and hot dogs.