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When I was on seroquel, I never had one blood level taken of it.

I would ask your general DR about the dizzy spells and huge sugar cravings. 

Idk if those symptoms come on within a year of starting seroquel ... I'd think they would happen when you first started out on seroquel, unless the dose was just raised ... then I could see why the sugar cravings and the dizzy spells *might* happen. 

Even though you are in your mid-20s and of normal weight, type 2 diabetes can happen ... does this help:

(all quotes from same link):



It's not known exactly how many thin or normal-weight people have type 2 diabetes, but part of that may be because there is no standard definition for "thin," Dr. Case says. "They may not look obese," Case says, but any excess weight, especially around the stomach, is a risk factor.

One of the reasons people can have high blood sugar and develop diabetes whether they're thin or obese is because weight, though a contributing factor, is not the only factor.

Also is genetic:


Type 2 Diabetes Could Be in Your Genes

Genetics plays a role in developing type 2 diabetes. Studies show that people who have a close relative (parent or sibling) with type 2 diabetes have a greater than three times higher risk of developing the disease than those with no family history, Case says.

Genetics may explain why some people who are thin develop type 2 diabetes and why an obese person might not, he says.

Other risk factors:


These other risk factors, often associated with people who are overweight, can plague thin people, too:

  • Triglyceride levels and hypertension. Having high triglycerides, one of the lipid (fat) components, in your blood and having high blood pressure both increase your risk.
  • Inactivity. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, your risk for diabetes increases, no matter your weight.
  • Smoking. If you smoke, you are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of your body weight. "Smokers tend to have lower body weight, and therefore you may see some thin smokers with type 2 diabetes," Case says.


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I've been on Seroquel for over 13 years (first the IR, now the XR), and I've never been sent for blood tests related specifically to it.  I would suggest speaking to your GP about your concerns, so that s/he can decide whether to run tests or refer you on to a specialist to investigate properly.

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