How can I tell if I have diabetes without going to the doctor?

How can I tell if I have diabetes without going to the doctor?

Both types of diabetes have some of the same telltale warning signs.

  • Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy.
  • Peeing more often and being thirstier.
  • Dry mouth and itchy skin.
  • Blurred vision.

What color is diabetic pee?

Patients with diabetes insipidus have high amounts of urine that is diluted (clear) because of this inability to control the amount of water in the urine. Most cases of diabetes insipidus occur because there isn’t enough ADH, or because the kidneys are not responding properly to ADH.

What does diabetic pee smell like?

If you have diabetes, you may notice your pee smells sweet or fruity. This is because the body is trying to get rid of the excess blood sugar and is disposing of glucose through your urine.

What should I do for self diagnosis of diabetes?

Purchase a blood sugar meter at any drug or grocery store.

  • Read the instructions on the package,and practice a few times if there are extra strips.
  • Test your sugar first thing in the morning before eating anything,and record the result.
  • Eat a carbohydrate-rich meal containing at least 60 grams of carbs.
  • How do I know if I have diabetes?

    You have to pee all the time. When you have excess sugar coursing through your blood stream,your body instinctively tries to get rid of it,says Mary Vouyiouklis

  • You never stop drinking water. With all that peeing,dehydration is a very real possibility.
  • Your breath smells awful.
  • Your vision’s getting increasingly blurry.
  • How to test yourself for diabetes?


  • Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • Random (also called casual) plasma glucose test
  • Home blood glucose test
  • What to do when you have diabetes?

    Make a commitment to managing your diabetes. Learn all you can about diabetes.

  • Choose healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight. If you’re overweight,losing just 5 percent of your body weight can make a difference in your blood sugar control if you
  • Make physical activity part of your daily routine.