My Thirst Was Unquenchable


"By the time the simple flight was over, I was surrounded by a case of water bottles" (1:08)
Before he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Sean took a short plane trip and consumed dozens of bottles of water.

Some common symptoms of diabetes are excessive thirst, frequent urination, and blurry vision. Sean has a family history of type 2 diabetes, so he knew he might have the disease when he started experiencing these symptoms in his mid-20s. “I was getting up two or three times a night to go to the bathroom where I never had before,” he says. “I was experiencing rabid thirst.”

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