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I read that being thirsty all the time and getting frequent infections are both signs of diabetes, and that makes me nervous because I definitely have constant thirst and have been dealing with recurrent urinary tract infections for a long time. I don't have any other symptoms, though. Is this enough to warrant blood testing, or am I worrying too much?
 

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Welcome kayalaarella, good to meet you! Since you prob'ly have a doctor treating the recurring UTIs, it seems reasonable to request a simple fasting blood glucose test & perhaps even an A1c (which shows your level of glycated hemoglobin over the last 90 days or so). If nobody else gets concerned, get a cheap meter so you can test yourself. That gives you some place to start. I think Walmart sells a disposable one, called the SideKick All-in-One monitor which comes with 50 strips and costs about $30-$40, which is the cheapest I know of.

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