Hey everyone. I am concerned I may have Type II onset. A little history first...
Last November I had an unexpected attack of physical distress. I got dizzy, faint and had rapid breathing. I really thought I was going to pass out or something worse. Because I was a heavy drinker, I attributed it to alcohol and was too ashamed to seek help. After some research, I decided I was suffering from dehydration because my mouth was always parched and that condition can lead to such horrific things.
I finally went to my Doctor complaining about kidney pain and he drew blood. A month later the results showed I had HIGH PROTEIN and KEYTONES. My Doc never even hinted at Diabetes, but asked me back to redo them after fasting. The next results were better, but my GLUCOSE was 126. Everything else was mostly normal. At this time I admitted to him that I was a heavy drinker. So, he pretty much attributed the GLUCOSE to drinking, even though I didn't drink the night before. And, no hint at Diabetes.
Last week, he drew more blood. Specifically to target Liver and Pancreas function. I'll have to wait three more weeks to get the verdict on them. I'm just really curious why Diabetes hasn't become a topic. I mean, surely it is common enough that he would recognize the signs. Admittedly, I've had to do research to come to this suspicion.
Incidentally, it appears I may have gingivitis from all the dry mouth episodes I've had. I think my episodes of physical distress are quite possibly Diabetic reactions. I've also had episodes of blurred vision and some hand numbness.
Now, anyone that can even remotely relate please weigh in. Not necessarily from a "it's certain you have it" mentality. But, rather objectively. 'Cause remember, my Doctor hasn't hinted at it in 3 months...so he's either seriously overlooking it ( doubtful ) or there is some sort of evidence to the contrary. Myself, I think I fit the criteria, but I'm not the Medical Professional or another person who unexpectedly came to have it.