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Started having nocturia and worried about diabetes

Patient: I have been starting to have Nocturia (but only one time around 5-6 am, and not everyday) for the last 3 months & I am afraid I might have diabetes. I have a BMI bigger than 33 (height 188 cm, weight 125 kg). My immediate family does not have diabetes but my grandmother (mother side) did have. I do not have other symptoms (such as continuous thirst or excessive hunger or infections/slow healing of bruises, etc ). I only have this symptom (nocturia, but only 1 time & not everyday) but I am afraid due to my BMI & the history of diabetes from grandmother.

 

 

Symptoms: Nocturia (1 time only around 4-5 am and not everyday)

 

 

Doctor: Passing urine 1-2 times a day is normal and we don’t call it Nocturia. But since you have a family history of diabetes, you should keep a check. However, to confirm that, blood sugar estimation is required. I would advise you to get following investigations done: 1. HbA1c2. Fasting and Postprandial Blood sugars. You should also start exercising regularly. Try and avoid as much fat and sugar in your diet.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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