From Berea, Ohio, USA:
I am a 17 year old teenager with a have a family history of diabetes on both sides, and I have most of the symptoms of diabetes, especially extreme hunger (I am never full), extreme thirst (I have to be constantly drinking something to the point where I keep water by my bed because I wake up in the middle of the night thirsty) and frequent urination (I can't sit through an entire class at school without going to the bathroom). I went to my doctor who said I should be tested for diabetes, and wanted to set up a time, but my mother refuses. She thinks if I do have diabetes that it is caused by my consumption of too much or not enough sugar. was wondering if anything like my diet could cause diabetes If not, I can inform my mother so she will allow me to get tested.
Getting diabetes has nothing to do with any food intake. I would suggest reviewing your symptoms with your mother with a copy of this response and encouraging her to allow you to be tested. Testing will address your concerns and should be done because of the symptoms you're describing.
Original posting 15 May 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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