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dannyday5821 | 05:35 Mon 17th Jun 2013 | Body & Soul
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long story short, my diet and lifestyle has recently been appalling - but I'm starting to get a bit worried now - For the past 3 or 4 days, I've noticed that after eaten certain things, like chips or pizza, or even a "big" meal, not only do I get stomach ache, but I feel incrediably tired very shortly after eating.

Recent examples are, I had a pasta meal, and was absolutley fine, then later, had a chip butty, and felt like I was about to pass out I was so tired! Yesterday was ridiculous, I woke up, felt fine, then my friend said they were getting a pizza, after that, again I felt insanely tired, and I found myself sleeping for another 4 hours, after having had 8 hours previous, so I didn't "need" to sleep, but felt like I had no choice.

Once it got so bad, I could hardly walk or stand, and had to go home early. My friend gave me some lucozade, and we were joking that it might make me feel better, it actually did a little, but when I got back home, again, I was that tired, I crashed on the sofa and slept for about 10 hours, What The Funicular.

I'm not over weight, in fact, under weight but I don't really understand food groups and what types of different food do, and how they can affect you. Like, why would I be fine eating a pasta meal, yet feel like I'm about to die after eating a chip butty?

Just curious if this is something worth going to see the GP about or not?

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You have missed out a lot of data.
What are you taking for your diabetes?
Are you blood sugar levels within normal limits?
Is it Type1 or Type 2 diabetes?
A&E you on any other medications for pre-existing conditions?
Think he thinks he has diabetes squad !
I had the impression the OP was asking if they had diabetes...if the tiredness was a symptom.
You were not there Murray when I started typing... Snap!
Oops! Sorry folks.........

Danny, you need to see your GP for a routine batch of blood tests.
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thanks anyways guys, I'm only really following up on what my friends are telling me, but I hate going to the doctors so was just wondering if it was really worth bothering with :P - I didn't think of that, blood tests would probably be a good idea, cuz I know they can show up all sorts of different things.

thanks anywayz :)
Wheat allergy...is that celeb
Oops it went before I'd finish..coeliac ?....wheat gluten intolerance ?
Yes, i think coelic is the only intolerance that does show up on a blood test
This may be of interest...and you should get a blood test to confirm or rule out diabetes.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/520289-why-do-i-get-really-tired-after-eating-sugar-or-pasta/
A simple pinprick test will tell if you have raised blood sugar. Your practise nurse can do it. If not many chemists will do it free of charge (try Boots). Another symptom which seems to apply to you is loss of weight. Another is do you pee a lot? You must have it checked as soon as possible. If positive expect a massive change in lifestyle including changes in diet and more exercise.
ps have the test done 2 to three hours after a high carb meal.
Well..I am staggered by your lack of knowledge in almost every area you discuss as well as your casual approach to- or fear of- discussion or testing by medical experts.
(1) Get to your GP ASAP, fool!
(2) You cannot be a classic Type 1 diabetic at your age. Sounds like Type 2 which can be easily be managed by the medics and SENSIBLE patients. Your disgraceful diet has been begging-out for Type 2.
(3) The tests will be specific for symptoms and are not just playing roulette with your blood/urine samples. However your GP may well specify other analyses on your blood sample. Surely if you have one or more health problems you want to know - even though we all fear that sort of result when tested ourselves.
(4) Your symptoms could be various including reactive glycaemia (too high or even too low depending on the kind). This is insulin-independent.
(5) To scare you into action are you sure your abnormal sleep attacks are not comas! I doubt it but it's not out of the quesion.
(6) In the SHORT meantime eat very small meals regularly spaced through the day. These should be mixed, containing modest levels of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Your 3 big meals a day are temporarily over. Pizza for breakfast? OMG.
IF YOU DON'T ACT YOU COULD COLLAPSE IN THE STREET AND END UP IN HOSPITAL - with your apathetic mind-set that would eventually be a good thing.
SIQ.
SIQ Do you really think a patronising and frankly hostile post like yours is at all helpful?

Are you naturally this rude and dismissive, or is it something you reserve for contributions to posters here?

Anyone who posts comments like this comes across as a pretty odious and self-important individual, it seems to me...

"Well..I am staggered by your lack of knowledge in almost every area you discuss as well as your casual approach to- or fear of- discussion or testing by medical experts."

"(1) Get to your GP ASAP, fool! "

Patronising, offensive and extremely unhelpful.

This comment of yours is just scaremongering
"(5) To scare you into action are you sure your abnormal sleep attacks are not comas! I doubt it but it's not out of the quesion."

"IF YOU DON'T ACT YOU COULD COLLAPSE IN THE STREET AND END UP IN HOSPITAL - with your apathetic mind-set that would eventually be a good thing. "

More blatant scaremongering.

I can only recall reading perhaps 1 or 2 posts in all my time on AB that have been more gratuitiously offensive, patronising, scaremongering and unhelpful.

is your intent to help a poster, or just to stroke your own ego and bask in your own self-importance?




siq, really was that necessary to be so rude to the poster ?
Go and get a blood test. If you are diabetic it's no big deal, i'm type 1,. it just needs organisaiton and you can live almost exactly as you did before but with injecitons ( which are nowhere near as bad as everyone thinks they are). Since you are underweight but with a high carb diet and low energy issues it sounds possible, but go to your Dr and get tested:)
Dear LazyGun,
I reject all your interpretations of hostility, dismissiveness, the nature of my postings etc. All wrong! That's not an insult or arrogance, it's a fact.
Was I rude? Yes and deliberately so! If you re-read dannyday5821's question in fine detail it reveals an apparent lack of knowledge about the medically serious problem(s) he seems to have. His closing line: "Just curious if this is something worth seeing the GP about or not" seems to reveal a dangerous lack of general knowledge (i.e. ignorance, just as I am ignorant of masses of things). Similarly his later posting about blood tests, but this sounds like fear of the truth. Combine apathy and fear, result: inactivity.
A kind and gentle approach could well send this particular guy into the attitude of "oh well, nobody's panicking, I'll leave the GP and tests alone for now" i.e. forever.
I've tried to help danny as I wish him well. However it doesn't take a psychiatrist, just common-sense experience to see that he needs a strong kick-start to get him to act. There is something called "cruel to be kind" and that was my whole motive. Yes, I wanted him to be angry, worried and scared, AS WELL AS TO GIVE HIM ADVICE (did you notice that?) to stimulate the poor guy into action.
Don't shoot from the lip, LazyGun, without analysing the whole situation.
SIQ.
He'd already recieved all the advice you have give solveitquick, just more politely, there was no need to be so rude, since there is nothing to suggest danny is an idiot, just soemone seeking informaiton which he has now got, and can act on.
* have to give*
sharingon - just kidding here - i before e except after c "received" - Sharingan - since you are so young are you not at college or university

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