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VERTIGO with all ENT tests normal. Can be DIABETES?

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Hello. I have been having vertigo for about 3mths now. All ENT tests showed that everything is normal. I did do a non-fasting finger test diabetes kit and the reading was 5.7. Do I have diabetes possibly? There is a family history and I have a constant heavy head.
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Thank you for your query at

I understand your concern.
A no-fasting glucose level of 5.7 mmol/L is absolutely normal and Diabetes is not a possibility.

In order to work towards a possible cause of your vertigo, I would like some additional details.
1. When you say vertigo, can you please describe the exact sensation you experience?
2. How long does each bout of vertigo last?
3. Any nausea or vomiting?
4. Any difficulty maintaining balance or posture?
5. Any deafness or ringing in the ears?
6. Is there any specific activity that triggers the vertigo or make sit worse? Like specific head movements/ postures, coughing, sneezing, exertion, or loud noises?
7. Any history of trauma to the head or neck injury 3 months ago?
8. Any difficulty in speech, swallowing or vision?
9. Is there an aura preceding the attack of vertigo with intolerance to light/bright light, noise?
10. Does your entire head feel heavy or only one side?
Please answer each of these in the follow-up.

Awaiting your response,
PS: Please mention your age and gender.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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