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A 39-year-old member asked:

always thirsty, tired, headaches - should i get checked for diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: These symptoms could be from other things as well but diabetes is one of them. You should get it checked. Blood draw is all you need.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes, you are right: High sugars in blood mean that the body is unable to use glucose. So, body and brain are starving for glucose. The body in response attempts to use glucose via other methods. Byproduct such as ketones build up. These can lead to a diabetic coma. Some people get headaches or nausea or sleepy or blurry vision or almost any symptom. The thirst could be a symptom. Please see a physician.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you should get checked for diabetes, more importantly you should get checked, meaning go to the doctor. You state you "always" - what are you waiting for? Do not wait, make an appointment asap.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

Why am i always thirsty? I don't have diabetes.

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Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Water consumption: If you are thirsty frequently and have tested negative for diabetes, then drink more water. If you haven't had specific testing for diabetes such as a 2 hour glucose tolerance test, then have that done.

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