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Excessive thirst and diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am thirsty all the time.I wake up 3 or four times a night and difficult to fall in sleep.My eyes r tired and heavy to open.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. please describe your symptoms in detail.
User :   I am thirsty all time, I wake up 3 or 4 times a night My eyes r tired and heavy to open
User :   Where r u?
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, occupation, height weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any
Doctor :   I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with me for a reply
User :   $*, female, school teacher, 5foot 7,145lb.I did not have any illness.
User :   sorry my age is 48
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there history of diabetes in your family?
User :   I do exercise 3 time a week
User :   My mom had it but slightly
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms associated?
User :   I do have to go bathroom a lot.I drink 64 oz water a day
Doctor :   there could be possibility that you too are having it. have you got your sugar levels checked since these symptoms started?
User :   NO
User :   Last two week My doc check blood test, urine ,iron and some other
Doctor :   ok. what were the results of these tests?
User :   he said iron is low
Doctor :   was sugars checked?
User :   I am taking iron. IT not help me.
Doctor :   ask your doctor to do a glycosylated hemoglobin test (HbA1C)
Doctor :   it shows sugar control over last 2-3 months time.
User :   I will chcek.I do not like sugar.
User :   I do not eat sweet much
Doctor :   ok. it does not depend on that, if there is family history of sugars, then you will have cahnces of getting it
Doctor :   your symptoms suggest uncontrolled sugars
Doctor :   so get an evaluation done
Doctor :   if they are found abnormal, then treatment would be started for you.
User :   Thank u.I have an appoinntment on wed
Doctor :   ok. is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   IS that curable?
Doctor :   sugar levels are controllable if treatment is started early
User :   I mean I have to deal all of my life?
Doctor :   and sometimes with good control, medications can be stopped
Doctor :   and sugars controlled with diet and exercises
User :   I cannot eat rice?
Doctor :   you can eat, but in small amounts and with lots of vegies
Doctor :   first you need to find out if sugars are the issue
Doctor :   and then go ahead with dietitian's advise on your diet
User :   Thank u,
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   NO Thanks again and bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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