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04 Feb 2003

Excessive Thirst
I have been feeling very thirsty the past couple of days and even get up at night to drink water - something which i never did before. I immediatley thought of diabetes but have no known close family members with diabetes (my great grandmother did though). I dont have any other symptoms like tiredness or weightloss. I have however have generally not been feeling well and feel like i have indigestion all the time. My stomach feels very bloated & i am battling to eat. Maybe just because i am drinking water all the time and filling myself up? I feel nauseas sometimes when i just think of food and when i am hungry and do manage to eat a little - i feel very full and bloated. Any ideas doc?
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01 Jan 0001

Ange, we can keep on guessing what the problem might be until the end of the week, but the easiest would be to have a glucose test done and find out for sure. You can have it done at most pharmacies for R10 or so. Good luck.
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