(xposted to alt.support.diabetes) Greetings folks - I was dxed as hypoglycemic years and years ago (at 9). Blood sugar issues are a lifelong thing for me. I am getting checked soon, and think I may have many early signs of diabetes. Also diabetes runs *very* strongly in my family - virtually everyone in my dad's side of the family (except for my dad) is shooting insulin. My dad himself has started reading mild spikes on his diabetic wife's meter. I'm 30. I'm somewhat overweight (about 30 lbs), but trace back a lot of my symptoms to before I became overweight, and think I became overweight *because* of the blood sugar issues. Actually I was stick-thin and COULDN'T gain weight or keep it on until my mid-20s which is about the same time that my suspected-diabetic symptoms started showing up. I haven't had the classic drink-a-lot/pee-a-lot thing, at least yet. Actually I find myself drinking and peeing *less* since I cut back my caffeine intake. What were your symptoms, folks, in the beginning, or that led up to your dx?