Two weeks ago I went to see my gp who told me that my blood sugar was high. He said it is a sign for diabetes but to do a 2nd blood test to make sure. So I had the 2nd blood test taken on 20th May and then got the results last Tuesday. I went to see him and he told me that yes I do have diabetes. It's type 2 and he put me on medication and I've made an appointment to see the diabetic nurse on 7th June. I was completely and utterly shocked due to 3 things.
1) there is no family history of diabetes in my family at all
2) I had no signs for diabetes at all. I'm not thirsty at all. I always have water with me, because my throat gets dry quickly and it's due to my fibro or ME I can't remember which.
3) You can get diabetes at ant time at all. I actually found out because I had had a blood test for something else and was going for the results of that at the time that I was diagnosed.
I was astounded to be honest and really scared. I said to him "I wasn't being tested for diabetes so how did you find out?" He just said it came up with the results of the other one. So I'm now on more medication which is making my tablet container very full.
Has anyone else been diagnosed with diabetes without warning? Without knowing you had it? Whilst being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia? I'd love to hear from you. I'm still trying to absorb the facts and the change to my life. It's not the end of the world, I understand that, but I am now wondering what else I may develop even further down the line. I'd love to know that there are others like me living with Fibro, living with ME, living with a nerve condition that affects your whole body and then are now living with type 2 diabetes. It would be nice to know that I'm not alone.