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Please help me, just been to dr who says he wants to test for diabetes and thyroid, how serious would either be? I am scared
I wouldn';t worry too much at this stage WWW (easier said than done, I know). Blood tests seem to be a pretty routine way of 'measuring' a whole number of things. And more likely to be done as a first step when you are around 40 (sorry, not sure how old you are)
Hi WWW. I believe that either condition is only serious if it is not diagnosed. Both can be serious, but if detected can be easily controlled by medication and/or changes in diet. My mum has been treated for both problems for years, and is fit and well.
I think that they are fairly standard tests, usually used to rule out these problems. I know that I was tested for both when feeling particularly run down. I was clear - diagnosed with "having two boys" in my case.
I'm sure that other experts will be along. Sending best wishes for Tues in the meantime.
OK, steady tiger, these tests are almost routine for ladies of a certain age who anything other than a size ten.
Diabetes will be type 2, which if it is caught early and managed well with diet and exercise, can mean either no drugs at at all or oral insulin.
Thyroid deficiency is managed with a small pill of thyroxin. It can take a few months for all concerned to get you on to the optimum dosage, but once that is sorted, end of problem.
Lots of love, I'd be anxious about the diabetes too and it's one of the reasons I've been trying to bootcamp.
But I bet it's more likely to be...workplace stress?
thank you. This morning my voice 'broke' when I was trying to sing songs to dd and I think I'm getting it all out of proportion because my dad's voice did the same when he was rehearsing a song to sing at my sister's wedding. We didn't know there was anything wrng with him (although he may well have done) and he died 4 months later, didn't make the wedding.
I can't google, I'm too scared so no links please.
My mum's got hypothyroidism too, WWW, and so has a colleague. It is extremely common, promise
Big sympathies at feeling so anxious, but honestly, if diabetes mellitus is on the cards, the sooner you know, the better
They are such routine elimination tests though, truly.
My mum and gran both have overactive thyroids. Once it's diagnosed it's very straightforward to treat (one little tablet that doesn't seem to have any side effects). I would not have thought that diabetes was likely if your only symptom was a sore mouth; I have a friend who was recently diagosed with diabetes, she had been feeling unwell for months beforehand.
If so, I suggest you have someone with you if possible and take a banana or a muesli bar and some juice to have as soon as the test is done. 12/14 hours without food couple with feelign anxious can make you feel rather woozy.