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15 year old having sleeplessness. Family history of diabetes. Should I be worried?

Hi I m 15 and have trouble with my sleeping as I can never get to sleep at night, I have tried loads of different remedies but nothing seems to work. But on the other hand when I do get to sleep I don t wake up and have slept for a full 24 hours before. Other issues that related to this is that I drink allot and do allot of sport also I am constantly hungry. My father has diabetes but of than this I have never shown any signs of having it myself. I m not sure what to do as I even can t sleep with prescribed sleeping pills but I am afraid to take them as I do not wake up, but also when I am asleep it is a very deep sleep and would be able to sleep through a fire alarm. Is there anything you can recommend? thank you
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

You are giving two basic complaints which suggest me that you should be investigated further for diabetes.

The complaints which suggest diabetes are:
1. Increased thirst
2. Increased appetite

Do you also have increased urination?

Please get a blood sugar profile done. This will help us to arrive at a diagnosis.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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