My husband was told years ago that he is borderline diabetic. He isn’t on meds; he just has to watch his diet and eat something sweet every day or two to keep his sugar levels up. (I’ve never seen his sugar get too high, it just gets too low sometimes.)
He has been having some other problems the past few months, and now the dr is saying it might be diabetes-related, and he has to go get it checked and probably start taking meds. Would that be type 1 or type 2? Will he have to go on insulin or pills, or adjust his diet? Just looking for opinions or info from someone in a similar situation. my husband is 6-3, and weighs @ 180 right now. He was up to 190 until he got sick a few weeks ago, and he lost 20-25 lbs in a matter of 5-6 days. (salmonella infection) Thats what threw everything into a spin… or at least what made him start paying attn to his body better. he still isnt having high sugar, and doesnt have low sugar very often, maybe once a month or so.
he is having some stomach/intestinal problems that the dr thinks is diabetes related. the other problems— loose stools for over a year, acid reflux… dr did upper GI scope, said his stomach was red, took biopsy… said food is staying in his stomach too long, put him on reglan. in addition to prilosec and levsin/sl he’s already on… GI specialist thinks all this is diabetes-related