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 Posted 9/12/2013 10:35:26 PM
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Suffering from severe hunger pangs (NOT appetite), cramps in the fingers
sole of my feet underneath toes, top of feet, and side of legs, arrythmias,
ectopic beats and SVT, with possible AF, I can feel the heart literally vibrating.
It feels as if I am releasing either cortisol, adrenaline or some type of free radicals, which
triggers angina.

Blood sugar is tested on/off at home, ranges from high and low of normal.  I did the 1Ac test,
this was normal too.  An endo did a whole panel of tests, they all came back normal.
She didn't do 24 hour insulin urine and blood tests as I requested, nor did she do
the glucose challenge tests. 

What could be causing those severe symptoms of hunger pangs, cramps, and
arrythmias?  They are uncomfortable, and making me very ill.
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 Posted 9/13/2013 4:50:54 AM
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You might want to ask your endocrinologist for a glucose tolerance test that is several hours long.  Also, have you been tested for H pylori?  Have you had your heart monitored with a Holter monitor?

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 Posted 9/13/2013 10:53:08 AM
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Thank you for your reply.

I live in the UK, and if the fasting blood sugar level is normal,
they will not do the prolonged glucose challenge test, even though
I requested it...socialized medicine at its worse!!

I may do this privately, which is very costly here.

I read up the theory of diabetes, and found it somewhat
limiting raising more questions than answers.

I also joined diabetic forums, where many were misdiagnosed,
between Type I and Type 2 diabetes. 

I am unsure if I am diabetic or not, but will alter the diet,
to suit, as if I am.  Would it like be likely to Type 1 or type 2?

It could also be hyperinsulimia, for which I requested a 24 hour
urine test, and was refused.  The endo did a 24 HIAA urine test,
this was "normal."

Do you think it sounds as if its diabetes, if yes, which type?

Thanks.
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 Posted 9/13/2013 11:32:19 AM
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My first impression was hypoglycemia, but only a physician will be able to diagnose your condition.

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I thought so too, exactly same symptoms, sometimes, sweating,
feeling faint, etc.. blood sugar was normal.

I think there is much we don't understand about diabetes, and this is why
many are found to have diabetes when they are in coma, (much here in
the UK as told by my GP).

There are metabolic abnomalities, which can't be detected because of limitations.

There are a few clues, which could point to nutrient deficiencie(s),#
and/or some metabolic,

I will look into a 24 hour insulin test, cortisol, and perhaps all catecholamines.
My worry is that those severe hunger pangs, cramps, arrythmias (had a holter
monitor) often cause angina.  I have not read up if release of insulin or lacking
insulin can cause angina.  Would appreciate your input on the latter, and anyone
else's input.  I would like to avoid having unnecessary costly tests!! 
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PS.  tested negative for H.Pylori...
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Hi Daizy; adult onset diabetes is type-2 if I'm not mistaken, and high iron (that you mentioned you had in another post) is notorious for contributing to pancreatic inflammation, blood sugar issues, insulin resistance and diabetic problems.  

The iron overload disorder "hemochromatosis" used to be called "bronze diabetes" due to the hyperpigmentation many of the patients had in their skin (others would look slate-gray), and the diabetes, which nearly all of them had due to iron's damaging effect on the pancreas.  High iron is also associated with cardiac arrythmia and arthritis, particularly of the finger joints (first joint of the first two fingers) where it usually first shows up.

If your iron/ferritin is at all high, you might request a referral to a hematologist for iron reduction therapy.  This is a simple process of drawing off blood at regular intervals to quickly drop iron back to healthy levels.  Your GP might even be able to prescribe it, and it is usually done at the local blood bank.  

Fix the cause of your symptoms and everything else should fall into line.  
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