Just watched a short clip on CNN that says based on a population based study, (whatever that is) we have an significantly increased chance of developing diabetes 2. Not a lot of meat to the article and it wasn't even specified whether it was related to interferon use or not. Now, I'm wondering if some of the symptoms I've been feeling is NOT fatigue from Hep C, but diabetes 2.
I know I gained too much weight back after failing treatment in 2003, but I am still pretty active and push myself a lot to do THINGS, mow the lawn, take the stairs, etc.
Does anybody else wonder about diabetes 2? Sometimes, I get a kind of dizzy feeling, sort of woozy, but it passes quickly. I watch the sugar I eat, but still have a popsicle every day. I'm working on losing 30 lbs, I lost 50 lbs during tx but gained it all back over the last three years, it was quite insidious, very slowly creeping back to my bu tt and thighs.
It pops into my head that I am carrying around 30 extra 1 lb. new york strip steaks and no wonder I am freakin tired. I've upped my veges and fruit and have cut back seriously on portions.
So I'm thinking I need a glucose meter, take the blood sugar now and then and see what's up. Every once in a while, I will read something that talks about "insulin-resistance" and am wondering if this is one of the gifts left to me by IFN. Anybody have any experience with this?
Let me know, before I go see my GP, I need to know what to tell him. He is very scared to treat me because of his lack of knowledge about Hep C and is always grateful when I tell him what I need. Sad situation, but my infectious Doc is in Seattle, about 300 miles away. So I am on my own and I don't know about the rest of you, but since I was diagnosed with Hep C, a lot of my treatment has been in my own hands, my own research and I'm glad to do it.