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I have increased thirst and urinating a lot, should i get

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hi i have increased thirst and urinating a lot, should i get checked for diabetes?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Yes.

These are two of the symptoms.

There are other medical problems that can cause this as well.

This symptom is a clear reason to see your doctor for a full exam and all routine labs, including a fasting blood sugar.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have been exercising a lot more recently like 12km runs and 30km bike rides, however for 2 days now my mouth has been extremely dry and been urinating more, i'm not over weight, and i'm white
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks

Adult diabetes can be completely reversed, and has been by specific doctors, and there are small studies that show this possible with diet.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book AN END TO DIABETES by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.

You must see a doctor as well, as kidney disease can cause this.

So can other problems.

The same diet is immediately useful for kidney problems as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok but do you think i have diabetes or could the increased thirst be a function on the increased exercise?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi again.

No way to tell without exam or testing.

Simply doing more exercise does not cause an abnormally increased urination and thirst.

Saying what is abnormal requires a visit to your doctor.