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Been looking things up. It says one in four people with diabetes don't know they have it.

How bad can it be if that's true? Do I even need treatment? This is one of those situations where the cure is worse than the disease.
 

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Diabetes is not an on-off thing.You can have more or less symptoms, depending on the season, and time of day.
Stop eating sugar and bread(s). There is special bread with less carbs, so you can still eat that (but not in large quantities).
Start eating vegetables and meat, no pasta's. Pasta=carbs=bad.
Potatoes deliver energy in a slow way... replace the pasta with potato.
Rice is pure carbs. Minimize rice.
Stop eating large quantities of anything. Add second breakfast, linner and second dinner if you feel you need to eat more, but don't eat as much as you did in one sitting. Spread it out during the day.
move. Don't sit with lunch behind your pc. Put the snack stuff on another table, this forces you to walk more during inside hours.
Go get your mail (or something you do to walk a long distance) at least 4 times a day. Do not sit for more than 20 minutes. Take 1 minute stand-up breaks, then continue to sit.
Vegetables can be snacks. Fruits can be snacks. Chips, even made of "potato" is not food.
Look at everything you eat like you were a dietist. Things that look ok actually have lots of sugar. Sugar=bad.
Best thing you can do:
  • Move more. Don't overdo it, be constant. small steps, but everyday small steps.
  • Is moving boring? Dance. Pump up the volume and dance like you're James Brown and get that sweat rolling from your forehead. Dance like you just don't care. Don't rip a muscle, but feel how much you can do. Don't jump, just move small shoulder movements, small tiptoes, move your waist. Don't like dancing? Taichi! Taichi is not taxing, you don't have to cut wood planks. Lots of youtube channels for beginners. It will feel funny, and a bit ridicoulous at first. Ignore that initial feeling and persevere.
  • Eat more vegetables. Vegetables should be your main food source. Gazpacho, baby carrots, lettuce on almost everything.
  • Eat no sugar. Refined sugar and high fructose glucose is the worst.
  • Eat no white breads. Bread is bad. Brown bread is bad too.
  • Get a blood test for diabetes (go in the morning, without having eaten breakfast as you need to be "fasting" for it to work).
  • Ask your doctor for a dietist to plan out do-dont's for you.
 
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I've been thinking, I have no family history of diabetes, but do have a family history of cancer. I tried looking up pancreatic cancer though, and not all of the symptoms match up.

It does say that pancreatic cancer mostly doesn't have any symptoms until later stages though, so it's possible that diabetes could be my first symptom.
 

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Been looking things up. It says one in four people with diabetes don't know they have it.

How bad can it be if that's true? Do I even need treatment? This is one of those situations where the cure is worse than the disease.
It can get pretty bad if you ignore it for too long. Like blindness, organ failure, horrible infections in your feet. What do you mean the cure is worse?
 

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Meh, it's you guys who keep saying it's diabetes. Doctors haven't told me anything yet, except that my feet are swollen.

My mother was huge as a house for my entire childhood, and all she ever had was mental illness and lots of cancer. I'm going to assume the same for me until proven otherwise.
 

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I've been thinking, I have no family history of diabetes, but do have a family history of cancer. I tried looking up pancreatic cancer though, and not all of the symptoms match up.

It does say that pancreatic cancer mostly doesn't have any symptoms until later stages though, so it's possible that diabetes could be my first symptom.

Dude just straight diabetes is the most likely.
 

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It's kinda funny, when I was looking at the symptoms of pancreatic cancer earlier, it said back pain was one, but I wasn't having any. Just got up a few minutes ago, and I had some. Not sure if it's a sign, or maybe I was just laying on it wrong.
 

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Looking more at panc cancer, I'm not the right age for it.

It does occur to me that my mother had cancer before I was even conceived though. Means my DNA could be screwed up to begin with. That would put me on a faster track for cancer than other people.
 

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I started thinking about my death again. How it would affect people. Made me remember this past-life description where a guy said his kids were actually happy he died, for selfish reasons. His wife was still pretty depressed though.


I don't like his account though, because it says Heaven sucks more than Earth. Basically it's anarchy, which is cool, but without good video games or sex, which was a deal-breaker for him.
 

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I think for a death not be be so harrowing, you need to precede it with a period of incapacity caused either by old age or disease. Maybe there's a way for road accident deaths not to be so devastating as well, but I'm not sure about that. All I know is that if you do something to accelerate your own death it's not generally a good thing for other people in your family.
 

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Time's been passing slowly for me today. I think it's because I haven't been able to get my usual afternoon nap.

There's a press conference in an hour that I want to catch, so I don't think I'll be going back to bed right now.
 

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I kinda have a rant about sleep too. I think I might keep it to myself though.

Let's just say I don't get enough sleep, and I know why, and there's not really anything I can do to change it.
 
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