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    I frequently need to urinate... could I have diabetes?

    Lately I have noticed the need to urinate very frequently. It isn't normal for me but when paired with fatigue I started wondering if I could have diabetes…
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  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    Frequent urination (glucosuria) and fatigue are definately symptoms of diabetes. I would suggest you go see your doctor and get your blood glucose levels checked. If you have a family history of diabetes then it well could be diabetes.

    Other questions you can ask yourself are:

    • am I overweight/ obese (BMI greater the 25 or 30)
    • is my waist circumference greater than 102cm
    • do I have high blood pressure?
    • do I have high cholesterol?

    If you answer yes to any of these questions you may be at risk of diabetes. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can help you to manage your condition through dietary education and changes. Your can find an APD at

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