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A 36-year-old member asked:

I have many symptoms of diabetes but blood sugar/a1c is normal. what could this mean?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hormonal problem?: The most common symptoms of dm is excess thirst and excess urination. Low levels of anti-diuretic hormone can cause these same symptoms. Certain people will respond to stress by excreting excessive levels of cortisol. Chronic high cortisol could also lead to thirst and urination. Certain kidney problems can cause thirst and urination. Get checked by your doc. If you have normal a1c you're not dm.
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