Does a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel diagnose diabetes? I ra
Patient :Does a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel diagnose diabetes? I ran 3 tests (one in February, March, and April) all were normal. Can one get diabetes after 3 months of normal blood sugar.
Symptoms: Numbness/tingling in hands and feet (I can still feel pain and sensation when I punched myself), feeling tired but have energy, hungry but I get full after eating a meal but hours later I am hungry again, frequent urination but not every hour, and thirsty. But now I don't want to eat or drink much because I am afraid my blood sugar will get too high.
Welcome to Ask the Doctor. Thanks for your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and understood your concerns.
Please find my observations below:
> Yes, a comprehensive metabolic panel can diagnose Diabetes. And there is every possibility that an individual can get Diabetes though his/her blood sugar levels were normal previously.
> According to your history, I feel that the symptoms which you are experiencing may be due to the either low levels of Vitamin-B 12 or Vitamin- D 3.
> I sincerely request you to get the following tests done in order to come to an appropriate diagnosis:
- Complete blood work.
- Vitamin B-12 levels.
- Vitamin D-3 levels.-
- Fasting and Postprandial blood glucose levels.
> After the reports arrive you can write back to us for further discussion or you can see your PCP so that further management can be planned accordingly.
> As of now, try to have a balanced diet especially include meat and dairy products in your meal.
> Do physical exercise daily like brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling for at least 20-30 minutes a day.
> Have plenty of oral fluids, have adequate sleep of 6-7 hours per day and avoid stress and tension.
Hope I have answered your question in detail.
Wish you good health.
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