when we say excessive where diabetes is concerned, we're not really talking about times per days... we're talkin every 20-30 mins with a full bladder!! (in my case, very 20mins)
Thirst... well, put it this way, in ONE HOUR i got through 3liters of juice a week before diagnosis.
When you're mouth is real "dry", it feels like you've "run out" of saliva, nasty STICKY gloop in your mouth instead.
when it gets to that point you're pretty much on the verge of DKA i think...