Im thirsty and want to wee alot

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   Posted 1/12/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to ask a quick question to all of you in this forum.  Hope you don't mind me visiting!
I'm 24 years old and for the past 2 weeks have felt more thirsty than usual and am pasing urine more often.  I'm probably worrying over nothing but I'm sure these are symptoms of diabetes.  It could be anything I know but just wanted to ask your advice.

Victoria x


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   Posted 1/12/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Go see your Dr. and get him/her to get your lab work.  It's pretty simple.  Do you have to get up several times in the night?  I did before I was diagnosed at 17 yrs.  I ended up testing my blood sugar on my cousins meter (who's Type 1) and haveing a high reading.  It was like close to 300.  Maybe there's some other reason to explain your wee/thrist but why now just find out if it's IDDM by seeing your Dr.  Good luck.  Check back and let us know.


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   Posted 1/12/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Victoria,
When it comes to the possibility of Diabetes, my philosophy is, "Better the evil you know than the Devil you don't".
Do you know someone with a glucose meter that could test your blood sugar? If it's over 125, make an appointment with your doc to investigate further. Or just make the appointment with your doc anyway and get a simple test or two done. Doesn't hurt or take very long for results and the "knowing" might help you sleep better :-)
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   Posted 1/21/2007 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You should defentally get checked. I went into the doctor 2 days ago because I thought I had a bladder infection ( i was thristy and had to wee alot). Then they tested my urine and they found out that I had type 1 diabetes and that my blood sugar level was 533 when a normal rate is around 100. I had no idea! I had no history with it with my family at all and I was very suprised. I am actually still in the hospital right now looking for information. You should defentally get checked! Good Luck! :)

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   Posted 1/21/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'am not a diabetic but my 9 yr old daughter is. Started last September. She lost
a lot of weight.thursty all the time and going to the bathroom all the time. Took me a few times to get her doc to hear me. brought her to see her docs daughter and she made her go in a cup. We were then on our way to childrens hospital where she remained for 3 days while we learned what we needed to before she was alloud to come home. She's a trooper. She don't mind the shot but the finger poke she hates.


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   Posted 1/21/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Kim, don't do the finger stick on the central part of the finger tip.  Do it off to the side - less hurt that way.  Even when I went to the doctor's office and got my first finger stick about 5 years ago, the tech did it right on the central part.  I later found out by reading that it is better off to the side (and it is).  And if your daughter has to test daily, do a different finger each day.

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