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Is peeing every 2-3 hours diabetes symptom-worthy ?

I know excessive urination is a sign of diabetes, but what does excessive mean, exactly? Does it mean every 15 minutes? Or does it mean every 4 hours? It seems as though no one, not even any diabetics on this site can explain that to me. Being the biggest hypochondriac in the world, I find myself having the urge to pee every 2-3 hours... yet, when I do not think about peeing, I go about every 4-6 hours. Do I have a problem? Can someone please give me a little information about this issue? This is the only diabetes symptoms that I have, and I know what all of them are. Thanks, guys!
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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It is a subjective symptom which happens which one can notice. Urination depends upon food, water and other fluid intake. Hence the volume is not detrimental. On an average it is around 1-1.5 litres/day. Rather than assessing it what can be done is to get your blood and urine sugars tested.

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