Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Edison, New Jersey, USA:

If I'm starting to get hungry more often than usual, and seem to eat twice the amount of food I usually can handle. I also go to the bathroom twice as often as I usually would go. Does that necessarily mean that I am probably in the early stages of getting diabetes? I used to sleep very little, but recently I can sleep more than 12 hours and still remain tired. Does that mean I may become diabetic soon?


Some of the symptoms you describe are also found in diabetes: frequent urination, extreme thirst, fatigue, hunger. But, these can also be things that teenagers feel as they go through growth spurts and developmental changes. If you are concerned, it would be smart to have your family doctor check you over.


Original posting 29 Aug 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.