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[IP] Re: New Diagnosis

I was diagnosed Type 1 at age 21, but it took three weeks for specialists to 
actually decide that was the case because I was in the very early stages of 
onset. I had no symptoms. I had gone in for a routine physical at my college 
health center and blood/urine tests showed sugar. My BG was around 300. Very 
small amounts of insulin caused lows and then many times my BGs stayed 
normal. My doctor thought I may have been suffering from stress hypoglycemia 
due to college classes/finals/etc. After the three weeks of testing, that was 
finally ruled out and I was diagnosed. Looking back, I had dropped a few 
pounds, but not many and I wasn't too thin. Also, I was probably a little 
more tired, but who isn't in college with all that partying, er, studying? 
Anyway, that's my experience. Seems pretty clear that "dad" has diabetes.
Good luck.
dxed IDDM 9/92, pumped 1/02

In a message dated 3/26/02 8:33:50 PM, email @ redacted writes:

<< Jim the Dad has been
testing regularly.  His BGs are high (over 170 up thru over 200) most of
the last week or so... testing about 4 times a day.  He does not feel
"bad" or show any of the usual symptoms so far... He needs to see an
Endo right away, but does anyone have experience in catching the
Diabetes so early?   Anyone have any of the same experience? >>
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