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snickers1228
05-17-2005, 03:50 AM
i was wondering lately i have been getting really bad headachs and getting really dizzy, having sweat break outs and feeling like i am going to pass out..this is happening almost everyday..now my mom tells me that people that have cf has a real good chance of getting diabeties(sorry bout spelling).is it true about that.....i dont think i deal with haveing another illness to worry about...would all them sypthoms be cause of a chance of having diabeties or is that normal for cfers.....i know i am 21 with this illness and i shlould know these things, i have done alot of reading on this but i still dont know everything ther is to know....sorry if i aint makeing sence but i didn't really know how to word it .....i am sorry....

Emily65Roses
05-17-2005, 06:56 AM
CFers are often prone to: diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and depression... among a host of other things. I don't know a whole lot about diabetes, so I can't help you there. But a good chunk of CFers end up with CFRD (CF related diabetes). So given the fact that I'm not a diabetes dictionary, it's certainly possible that you could be diabetic.

anonymous
05-17-2005, 09:53 AM
This does sound like low blood sugars, especially if you also feel real shakey too.
When my blood sugar gets so low that I get the sweat at the nape of my neck, along w/ feeling shakey and disoriented, I know I need a glass of orange juice or some regular pop (both followed up w/ a good snack SOON)!
Definitely talk to your doctor about this. It's not a good idea to leave it untreated.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif" border="0">

anonymous
05-17-2005, 03:06 PM
My dietician and I just talked of this a few weeks ago. These symptoms are also related to the need of salt. I didn't know that as I sometimes feel like that. My sugars are fine everytime they check them. But since then I learned that my body may need salt. So I'm supposed to keep a few salt packets with me at all times. Hope this helps. But you will also need to check your sugar as Emily said. Becky

thefrogprincess
05-17-2005, 09:03 PM
The symptoms of untreated diabetes are usually a little different. Stuff like severe weight loss, thirst, and having to pee ALL THE TIME. This is because when you are low on insulin your sugar levels go up, which has different symptoms from low sugar. I still say talk to your doctor, but I would lean more toward hypoglycemia (sp??) which has always been explained to me as the opposite of diabetes.