Test For Diabetes Portsmouth OH

By Karin Evans Ten months ago, I wound up in an emergency room when my body began to melt into sugar. I know that sounds melodramatic, but that's what happened. For at least a year I'd been feeling pretty tired, but I kept chalking it up to my late-in-life role as the mother of two young daughters, plus hormonal changes, too many deadlines, and too little sleep. Besides, I was doing a lot of thi...

Wasim Elias Deeb, MD
(740) 353-7881
1735 27th St Bldg C Ste 102
Portsmouth, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1994

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Amanda Denney, MD
(513) 475-7400
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of North Carolina: MD: 1969
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sherif George Awadalla, MD
(513) 924-5550
3805 Edwards Rd Ste 450
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Institute For Reproductive

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Samuel R Anderson
(614) 457-7732
500 Thomas Ln
Columbus, OH
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Ajay Chawla, MD
110 Auburn Ave
Shelby, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tariq Jamil Ahmad Khan, MD
Westlake, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1988

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Richard David Rose, MD
(410) 760-5400
970 E Washington St
Medina, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Shama Ashwinbhai Amin, MD
(419) 999-5516
2455 Balyeat Dr
Lima, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Ritas Med Ctr, Lima, Oh

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Paul R Glowienka, MD
(937) 427-6219
1711 Heatherwood Trl
Xenia, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1983

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Maria Danuta Urban, MD
(513) 226-8487
Chldn Medicine Center One Children Plaza
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1973

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What You Don't Know About Diabetes...

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By Karin Evans

Ten months ago, I wound up in an emergency room when my body began to melt into sugar. I know that sounds melodramatic, but that’s what happened.

For at least a year I’d been feeling pretty tired, but I kept chalking it up to my late-in-life role as the mother of two young daughters, plus hormonal changes, too many deadlines, and too little sleep. Besides, I was doing a lot of things to take care of myself: eating healthfully, running every day, practicing yoga when I could. But overall, my energy was droopy and getting worse.

I went for a checkup. The doctor did the standard tests, asked the standard questions. “Getting enough sleep?” “As much as I can,” I answered with a shrug. I had other, minor, complaints—blurry vision, numb fingers, a pain in the ball of one foot—and was sent to the appropriate specialists. I was given reassurances, eyedrops, a wrist brace. And so I went home, vowing to pop a few more vitamins, have a massage, get to bed earlier.

Then I started feeling fluish. I figured it was just the generic winter cold or flu, but it hung on for two weeks, then three. A month later I could hardly get out of bed. I began to crave liquids, my feet flopped when I walked, and my mind began to work strangely. My eyes became so blurry that I couldn’t read my computer screen or watch the nightly news. When I stepped on the scale, I found I had lost five pounds, even though I had stopped exercising by this point. The next week I lost five more.

“I think I’m dying,” I said casually to my husband. The colors of the room seemed brighter and my head was filled with German and Mandarin, languages I had studied but didn’t normally speak. “This can’t go on,” he said, so the next day I dragged myself to a new physician.

The doctor listened and sent for the nurse, who pricked my finger and tested my blood. The doctor looked at the results and whistled softly. “You have diabetes,” he said. Then he sent me to the emergency room.

I lay in the ER with an insulin drip in my arm while they did a bunch of tests. Then they told me I had something called diabetic ketoacidosis, which is basically a way station on the road to a diabetic coma. In this state, blood sugar levels are sky high. My reading was 675. Yours, if you are reading this, don’t have diabetes, and have not just consumed a huge banana split, is probably around 80 or 110 max.

The young nurse who took care of me kept shaking her head. “When they said we had a case of ketoacidosis, I kept looking around the ER for someone really overweight and in bad shape. I couldn’t believe it was you.”

“Me either,” I said weakly. It’s not that I thought diabetes was a rare illness. I’d read the statistics. In this country, an estimated one out of three people born in the year 2000 will develop the disease. And I’d heard enough about the complications that can ensue—blindness, heart attack, amputation, and kidney failure—to know that diabetes is a very scary disease.

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