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28 Feb 2004

Diabetes
My husband is diabetic so he has a tester. I have had symptoms recently (sore feet, tingling etc) and I have tested myself a few times and my levels are between 7 and 9.8. I had extensive fertility treatment in the last two years and no diabetes was found. I had a whack of blook tests done in November 2003 and nothing was found. I am in the process of adopting a child so should I now be a diabetic, this could alter things. So, I don't want to go and see a doctor until the adoption is finalized. Can you give me any advise on what I can do for the time being. The adoption should be finalized within the next two to three months. I am 35 years old - what would cause this sudden rise in blood sugar. Could it be from the fertility treatment.

Thanking you in advance.
Heather
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

To get an accurate result, you need to take a fasting blood sugar level. After a meal, these results could be quite normal. The proper way to diagnose diabetes is with a glucose tolerance test, not with an isolated sugar level. If you do not want to see a doctor at this time, you could start by following a diabetic diet. If your husband is diabetic, you will know what this is.

Best wishes
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