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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 2016 and had my child in 2017. Since then things have been not normal for me. I take blood tests every six months to keep track and make sure I’m not diabetic and my hemoglobin always looks normal, I’m not even near pre diabetes. However my blood sugar doesn’t feel normal. I’m experiencing rushes and dips in my blood sugar that I notice based on symptoms. I have to pee constantly, if I don’t eat a meal I become ravenous and dizzy and short of breath with cold sweats and nausea and headaches, and if I eat a meal that doesn’t have a huge amount of protein I feel a blood sugar rush where it feed kind of like I’ve been upside down for a really long time. My doctors don’t know what to do because my blood tests are all normal but I don’t feel normal at all. Has anyone else experienced diabetes symptoms without technically even being pre diabetic? I’m not sure what to do anymore.

  1. Hi @Ilya34, this is a very interesting situation. Thanks for reaching out! I hope other members may be able to chime in with their experiences. I haven't come across this in the community much so far. I looked around online about people experiencing diabetes symptoms without having diabetes and a lot of the information was about people experiencing hyper/hypoglycemia without diabetes, It seems though like you're experiencing the symptoms of them without your glucose levels actually rising or falling if I'm understanding you correctly, so that wouldn't be applicable.

    Would you ever consider seeking a second opinion and speaking with another doctor? While some may be apprehensive or feel like it's "cheating" on their current doctor, some people may benefit from getting a different perspective from a different individual who can pull from their different experiences. Here's some information about working with health professionals that may be applicable: https://type2diabetes.com/living/working-professionals-part-2/.

    Would you keep us updated on how everything goes? I hope you're able to find some more answers soon.

    Wishing you the best,
    Minel (Team Member)

    1. Please do, we would like to be updated.

    2. hi there, I hope you've been doing well! I wanted to check in with you and see if you have seen the other doctor yet? Were they able to identify what is going on? Best, Minel (Team member)

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