Question

Is it normal to feel sick if you miss a meal or don't eat regularly?
my brothers says that it isn't normal and means I'm diabetic.first I get a grumbly stomach, then my hands shake, then I start feeling sick, if I don't eat soon I start to feel very sick.Also if I haven't eaten enough and I hurt myself I sometimes faint (only happens a couple of times a year).is it normal or not?
Posted 110 years ago in Diabetes by love2Reborn

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Anonymous
Fainting is abnormal. Feeling sick between meals can be normal if you haven't eaten in many, many hours. It's unusual to feel very sick after only a few hours of not eating.Your symptoms sound like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), not diabetes (hyperglycemia).You should see a doctor about the fainting.
Anonymous
I'm with TheOrange Evil on this, my friend. It sounds more like hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) rather than diabetes (hyperglycemia ... or high blood glucose levels).Hypoglycemia CAN cause fainting. This is due to your brain not receiving enough glucose, which it needs to be able to function correctly.The only way to be sure is to see your doctor for a blood test ... maybe more than one blood test as results need to be reproducible to satisfy your doctor. S/he will be able to offer you the correct advice on how best to treat your symptoms.I wish you well.
Anonymous
Do you find that you drink a lot and go to the toilet a lot? When I was diagnosed with Diabetes I was drinking a lot more than usual, which caused me to go to the toilet. I was grumpy and my body was craving savory foods, I started craving things like peanut butter toast and stuff like that, because my body obviously needed it. It's very easy to get tested for diabetes, must be one of the simplest tests I know.Go to the doctor and ask him to do a blood sugar test on you, they just do a little prick on your finger and take your blood, you'll know the results of that in seconds.Good luck, I hope it's something less serious!! x


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