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How/why were you diagnosed?

(8 Posts)
TellyBelly Tue 07-Apr-15 21:33:39

This is a bit of a strange one, we were talking at work about the Bear Grylls prog and them drinking their urine, and somehow the discussion evolved to smell, I said my urine smelled sweet like popcorn. (I know - weird conversations...), but one of the girls said it was a sign of diabetes?

I don't really want to google symptoms, as I'll end up having half of them.

I am tired all the time, but I work a 60 hour week with travel so nothing unusual? I'm very moody, feel quite down lately, a bit achey on and off for the last few weeks.

But seriously, is the smell a sign? Should I get tested? Fell a bit strange going to docs and asking for a test because my wee smells sweet. Were they just winding me up?

RebootYourEngine Tue 07-Apr-15 23:25:56

My dn was diagnosed because he was constantly thirsty and going to the toilet. Cant say i have noticed his urine smelling.

I would google the symptoms and if they fit you then get checked out. Diabetes is a serious condition that is hard to diagnose.

paddyclampo Thu 09-Apr-15 22:36:09

I was 8 years old and had all the 4 T's - thirsty, tired, toilet and thin. The trouble was that the GPs weren't very on the ball and type 1 was less common back in the 80s.

I became very ill with DKA. I think weeing a lot is an absolute cert if you have diabetes whereas tiredness could be many things.

daisyeatyourpeas Tue 14-Apr-15 22:27:33

I was seriously ill in the summer (viral meningitis and also at the same time a unknown infection somewhere in my body) which subsequently resulted in a lengthy stay in hospital, scans, and bloods after bloods after bloods until they could finally deduce what was wrong with me. No typical text book symptoms of diabetes but the bloods etc showed it up and so now I am diabetic type 2. Due to having to keep food diaries etc because of treatment due to the side effects of the viral meningitis and infection etc it is not aggrivated by the amount if sugar I put into my body or carbs . Unfortunately the issue I do have is due to the side effects of the treatment I am on for the lasting implications if the summer out of the blue illnesses my appetite is greatly reduced and I struggle to eat at regular intervals as I just can not face food. I also have never drank alot so it's all not helping the diabetes. My duet us being monitored mire to check I am eating regularly rather than what I am eating.

TriniRedVelvet Tue 06-Sep-16 23:19:36

It showed up in urine sample in 36th week of pregnancy. I was told it goes away after babyis born in 99% of women. Mine stayed... angry

CousinCharlotte Sat 08-Oct-16 16:49:08

I was diagnosed T1 at the grand age of 48, I was admitted with serious DKA to intensive care.

Purplevicki Sun 14-May-17 15:31:56

I was diagnosed with T1 this week. I went to my doctor because I was having issues regulating body temperature and having a real lack of energy. She also said I looked jaundiced but I didn't see it myself. Blood tests revealed T1 and some other issues with pancreas

T1Dmum Wed 17-May-17 11:09:45

I had every telltale sign. I could of slept in the middle of a packed football ground and for 12hrs+, I was literally drinking litres a day, taking litre bottles of water to bed and drinking it all during the night. My wee, eugh it was so sickly sweet smelling you could still smell it after flushing and my partner would comment, had I not flushed etc. Temper like the Hulk and it actually made me very down. He actually came along to the drs one day fed up of me being fobbed off and told them I was diabetic. Shortly after I got pregnant (planned) and I told the midwife I suspect she will find Glucose in my wee. I had to go for the standard GTT that every pregnant lady has but early because of all the Glucose and they rung me that night and said I was diabetic. They took bloods and did my HBA1C and could see it was constantly raised before becoming pregnant so they knew it was T1. Started on my insulin the next day, had soooo many appointments/scans/consultants/midwives/diabetic nurses appointments and we had a healthy 7lb 4oz girl. Iwas so disappointed with my old doctors, I'd told them and told them. It could of been so detrimental to my health and more importantly our daughter because its so crucial during the 0-12weeks development where their heart is forming etc that my sugars could of jeopardised her. Fortunately she's happy and healthy. But since being diagnosed aged 24 two years ago this year, I've already had two retinopathy checks (yearly) diabetic reviews, diabetic nurses appointments etc. And we are planning another bundle so then I have to see my nurse monthly to help keep on top of the sugars. And that's before the masses of appointments needed when pregnant. I could of done with my own hospital parking space! The diabetic nurses I met during pregnancy stuck by me and I still see them now. I walk into their clinic like an old friend. They are such lovely, caring people. I enjoy my appointments because it's like a social visit. Thank god for the NHS and the wonderful staff (apart from my old idiot doctor)

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