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Diarrhea and dried lips, pee a lot

Do diabetes symptoms come and go? Because past couple months on and off I have been having to pee like twice everyb3 hours when I used to hold it a lot better than that and my stomach have been upset for a couples weeks straight at a time.  As for dried lips, I have them really bad when I wake up but I drink a lot of juice so should be hydrated. Then all of a sudden the symptoms are gone again for a good solid month but then re occur. Thank you. How long do I have to wait to get tested anyway.
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15695260 tn?1549596713
If you suspect diabetes, you should see your doctor for diagnosis.  A blood test would be very telling and a simple way to know.  The signs of type 1 diabetes can be attributed to other things so it is best to have a doctor evaluate.  Here is some information on this, however.  https://www.medicinenet.com/type_1_diabetes/article.htm
In type 1 diabetes, your body stops making insulin.  If left untreated, this becomes dangerous.

A blood glucose test would be easy to do.  Here is information on the diagnosis procedure: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/diagnosis-diabetes#1
We hope you are wrong in your self diagnosis and wish you the best of health.
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Thank you very much for this information, I will be doing this next appointment  but backed up a bit because of holidays.  
15695260 tn?1549596713
Please let us know how your appointment goes and Happy Holidays!
231441 tn?1333896366
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Hi. Diabetes symptoms usually do not come and go.  

It is very easy to test for diabetes.  There are two tests that should be considered.  1. Hba1c - this is 3 month average blood sugar.  Optimal level is  6.5 is diabetic.  2. Fasting blood sugar.  Optimal is in the 80s, though less than 95 is still totally normal.

Please get tested and let us know how you go.
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