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Having cold, dry skin and felling thirsty. Diabetes or something else?

My partner is constantly cold , has dry skin and snores, also he is always thirsty! He constantly drinks soda pop and smokes and claims that he drinks water, which i never see him do!! Im trying to get him to drink more water, but he says when he does he immediately urinates. Could he have diabetes or possibly a deep routing issue?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

In a person with constant thirst, frequent urination, skin dryness (probably from dehydration secondary to frequently urinating) and preference for sugar things like soda pops rather than water, Diabetes should be rulled out.

Also the fact that he is always cold should prompt us to rule out a thyroid disorder (hypothyroidsim) which may also explain the dry skin and snores.

A thorough medical examination and laboratory work-up by Internal Medicine physician or an Endocrinologist, will help us tell what the problem is and permit appropriate management.

Permit me congratulate you for being so observant about your partner's health. He is a lucky guy :-)

Cheers and best wishes.
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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