I've been having some strange symptoms over the past few weeks that I'm beginning to wonder might mean I'm finally going over the edge.......I've been "borderline" since my early 20s, have had periods throughout my adult life when I've experienced frequent episodes of hypoglycemia, and three of my kids were well over 9 pounds. Now, I've noticed that I'm hungry almost all the time and have gained back about 20# of the weight I lost earlier this year; sometimes I also feel 'funny' after eating, kind of shaky and hungry and headachy. I pee all the time whether I take my Lasix or not---of course, that may be due to the fact that I always feel dry and therefore am drinking several liters of fluids per day.
Here's the rub: whenever I do an FSBS at work, it's always low-normal, running in the 80s to low 90s no matter when I check it. I did get a reading of 145 the other morning after eating a breakfast of 2 pieces of dry toast and 3 slices of bacon, which is definitely unusual for me, given the fact that I never had numbers like that even when I was eating a huge amount of carbohydrates. But I feel strange, and that's what worries me.......like right now: I just ate two bowls of cereal and feel shaky & irritable, and I'm still hungry!! What's up with THAT?? I did so well for so long, and even though I've never gone back to eating candy or other concentrated sweets like I used to, I'm eating huge amounts of bread and potatoes and cereals, and I feel like crap.
So.......could this be diabetes after all? I almost wish I had a glucometer so I could check my blood sugars when I feel like this. I did have some blood drawn the other day and have a doctor's appointment next Thursday, so I'm not going to just ignore this like I've done with some things in the past.......but my fasting blood sugars are ALWAYS normal, and I've no reason to think it won't be this time. You'd think a nurse who deals with diabetics every day would know all this stuff, but I don't get how I can have all these symptoms and still have normal blood sugars.