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Freaking out, worried I have diabetes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 21, 2008
  • 02:02 AM

Three days ago, I went in for a routine physical feeling totally fine.

My grandfather had diabetes II when he was older, and so the Dr. checked my circulation in my legs, looked at the blood velsles in my eyes, my peripheral vision, and my regular vision. Everything checked out totally normal, he said I was in "digustingly" good health. I am 28, male, slender, exercise 3 times a week, very active.

Then, that day, after the appointment, I got really thirsty. And it has continued through today. As in, I can't quench my thirst. The past two nights, I have not gotten up to urinate. It's kinda hard to tell, but I don't think I am peeing that much more than normal. But my pee is clear. I haven't been losing weight, as far as I know. I am not hungry all the time, in fact I think my hunger has actually gone down a bit. Vision is fine, energy level is normal, etc.

Basically, I have been totally freaking out that I have diabetes. I was eating a lot of salty foods the past few days, but it shouldn't still be with me by now. Is it possible that this thirst is due to something else?

At the physical the Dr. did take a fasting blood test, but I won't get those results until next week. I am going on vacation tomorrow, and am worrying myself silly over this.

Thanks for your help

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