Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Maman might be right

I searched Google for diabetes symptoms and found this list from the American Diabetes Association:
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Increased fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurry vision
In my mind, I have all of these. So, I took the short test online and:

No one in my family has it, but I'll be sure to get the test done at my next visit. And, I will call my doctor tomorrow, really!


Jürgen Nation said...

If you don't, I'm so coming over there and bringing you there myself. POPPY.

Poppy Cede said...

Well, I dunno how I'm supposed to know I am sick. Every time I go to the doctors because I think there's something wrong they tell me I'm fine! I wish they'd stop doing that, how will I know when there really is something wrong?

Jürgen Nation said...

You give them good vein, is what you do. :) You can always request the smaller, butterfly needle. It barely pinches, so says the future nurse who hates needles.

Maman said...

I don't think you should worry too much. It probably just stress and maybe some hayfever but I tend to try to remember it for myself since I had a baby over 10lbs (Thanks Imelda)!

Plus you know the second you look at a list of symptoms you automatically have them all. It's the curse of being too clever!

P'nut said...

Jurgen is SO right! They always have trouble finding my vein and they gouge until I can't take it, to the point where I just stopped going... but when I had my kidney stone, I found a very patient nurse who used a butterfly needle expertly and I swear I didn't even feel it.

Coincidentally, I have been considering returning to the doctor to inquire about diabetes (due primary to the swelling of my feet) and I also scored high on that test. Go see your doc and then report back to me the findings, that way it'll kinda be like I went.


P'nut said...

Primarily. You know that's what I meant, right? Gads, I detest typos.

Kris said...

Good luck Poppy. And good for you for taking care of this. I know sometimes I just hide in the corner!

Mel said...

Yes, please make an appointment. STAT.

I hope everything turns out ok.


AnonymousCoworker said...

I'm not saying that you shouldn't go to the doctor, because you absolutely should, but by clicking the box about excercise and saying that you get very little to none it automatically assigns you 5 points. That's not exactly statistically honest. But, go anyway.

Poppy Cede said...

Yah, until I got my back injury in December I exercised EVERY OTHER DAY, no exceptions. I just can't do that now, so there's my 5 points. Either way, I have an itchy stomach rash to go with my weight loss, so I'm seeing a doctor.

iopine said...

Dearest Poppy, I hope you're okay. Please make sure you go to the doctor, and then follow his/her advice. Best wishes.