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How To Quench My Thirst From Diabetes
I have been very thirsty lately. I drink a lot of water, but all that quenches my thirst is flavored beverages. Could this be diabetes?
Maybe: The term to describe this is polydipsia. It's usually a symptom of something else. Both type of diabetes can cause polydipsia (diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus). There are other causes for polydipsia as well. If this continues, see you doctor for a blood test to confirm/refute the diagnosis and find out what exactly is wrong. ...Read more
Is frequent thirst of water a necessary symptom of diabetes? Could you have diabetes even if you don't have that symptom?
Yes: Many people with diabetes have no symptoms at all. Symptoms related to diabetes occur when sugars are very high (over 200 mg/dl). As sugars go high, more sugar goes out in the urine causing increased urination. As you urinate more you get thirsty and drink more. But if sugars are under 200 you may have no symptoms and yet those high sugars can cause long term problems. ...Read more
For the past week ive had an overwhelming thirst. Worried that its diabetes. Have been tested before. Sugars mainly ok but sometimes on the low side?
27old. I suspct ihav diabetes as havin recurrnt vaginalyeast infctns. But don't hav typical diabetes symptms lik xtrme thirst/hunger. Do I stil hav diabet?
No: If anything the untreated new diabetic has a continuous thirst that is almost impossible to satisfy. ...Read more
Many: Aside from diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus can also cause thirst. Other causes: anxiety, medication side effects, stress, dehydration, thyroid disease, high calcium concentration in blood, high aldosterone level, head injury, brain lesion, too much cortisol in the body, too much growth hormone in the body... ...Read more
Worried I might have diabetes, checked 5 months ago and didn't have it, I checked beacause of thirst but it was aniety. But im thirsty alot again.
You may have: Developed a phobia (irrational fear) that you have a health condition like diabetes. Please follow whatever check up schedule your doc suggests to you and he/she will keep an eye on your blood sugar. Also consider seeing a clinical psychologist for treatment for anxiety. Peace and good health. Of course, if other symptoms develop please see your doc at once. ...Read more
Little sister has lost weight since starting kindergarten. She also wet her bed two night in the past week. She doesn't have thirst, Is this diabetes?
School wt loss.: Little sister (of unknown age or medical Hx) has lost weight since starting kindergarten. She also wet her bed two night in the past week. She doesn't have thirst, Is this diabetes? ANS: Most likely stress of staring school but easy to have blood and urine glucose testing if continues. Call her Dr. ...Read more
I have been tested for diabetes & it came back negative but I still have excessive thirst, what could cause this?
Medication: Is one of the more common causes. A less common cause is sjogren's disease. ...Read more
What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.
5 year old sister started full time school, since than she lost weight& wet her bed 2 times this week. She doesn't have thirst. Is this diabetes?
Yes there are:
You can have excessive thirst in condition called polychogenic polydypsia, is excessive water intake in some patients with psychiatric illness like schizophrenia, and it can case medical emergency as blood sodium level falls low.
Other cause is diabetes insipidus, where there is excessive thirst and excessive urine volume. ...Read more
I've been told to get tested for diabetes due to my extreme thirst, frequent urination, and sudden exhaustion. Should I be tested for other illnesses?
Yes: You need complete work up with labs for electrolyte disturbances, thyroid, vitamin d, lipids, cholesterol, eye exam, ekg, complete blood work, blood pressure, hemoglobin a1c, body weight, height, body mass index, urine micro albumin, fasting glucose, liver enzymes. Rare diseases that present with similar symptoms are pancreatic disease, or pituitary disease. ...Read more
What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?
DI: Diabetes insipidus prevents the kidney from holding on to water, but this is rare. A water deprivation test may be necessary to rule out if it's being considered a possible dx. Urine is always dilute in di. However, increased frequency of urination is not the same as increase in urine volume, leading to much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...Read more
Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?
Get tested for DM: Diabetes mellitus is a condition defined by high blood sugars. When blood sugar levels routinely exceed 180 mg/dl, then the kidney loses sugar in the urine, which in turn draws out excessive fluid into the urine. This makes a person empty the bladder often, frequently producing sugary urine. Excessive urination then leads to dehydration, which leads to excessive thirst. These are signs of diabetes. ...Read more
So for years I've been having signs of diabetes excessive thirst, shakyness my sugars have gone over 500 and my dr says im not? U know I am what do u
Really?: It sounds like you need a second opinion, with a full evaluation and explanation of findings. ...Read more
I get episodes of unquenchable thirst. I have had a previous diabetes test. Drink lots of water and end up feeling sick and still thirsty what could be?
Can you diabetes without excessive thirst. I've been having frequent urination but I'm not thirsty all the time?
Just miscarried experiencing dry mouth and thirst prior to MC. Don't have diabetes was tested came up negative. Is it normal?
I am urinating more frequently but never wake up in middle of night needing to go, I have slight increased thirst but not excessive, diabetes?
Test: A urinalysis and fasting bs will help answering your question. ...Read more
Heart pounds & feel extremely tired after eating sugary foods. Lying down helps. No other diabetes symptoms (such as more thirst). Is this normal?
I have excessive thirst and have to urinate a lot. It often wakes me in the night with my underwear half wet. I was tested for diabetes very recently.
See a doctor: Having excessive thirst and urination that wakes you at night along with bed-wetting can be a sign of many different problems. Being tested for diabetes is only piece of the evaluation that should be done. You should go see a doctor to discuss this issue in more detail. Other possibilities include a side-effect of your medications, psychiatric disease, diabetes insipidus, and many others. ...Read more
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