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Offline Hypomania

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Urination and diabetes?
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:17:15 PM »
I was just wondering what is considered to be "frequent urination" when it is being referred to as a symptom of diabetes? I've been going a lot lately, and I'm a little concerned.
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Re: Urination and diabetes?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 09:49:02 PM »
It is my understanding that weight loss and constant thirst go along with it and so does fatigue and bruising easily.
There are other symptoms as well but I do not know them.
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Re: Urination and diabetes?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 09:50:57 PM »
Hi Hypomania...

There are actually a number of reasons for frequent urination.  An anxiety symptom can even be an increase in voiding, caused by the fight or flight system of the body.

With diabetes, there is an increase in thirst, and this therefore leads to more frequent urination.  When you have diabetes, excess sugar builds up in your blood stream.  The kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess sugar.  If your kidneys can't keep up, the excess sugar is excreted into your urine along with fluids drawn from your tissues.  This creates more frequent urination, which may cause dehydrated.  To quench your thirst, you drink more fluids, causing you to urinate more.

So with diabetes, there is a combination of thirst and urination.  Basically, your oral intake of fluids, should come close to your output (minus some fluid loss through our respiratory system and skin).  This is not just true for a diabetic, but for anyone who drinks a large amount of fluids.

The very best to you, Hypomania!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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Re: Urination and diabetes?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 10:07:01 PM »
I sometime get frequent urination with anxiety. Also because I drink a lot of water.

One time my bladder got overactive when I was having a sleep test. The staff yelled at me for it making it even worse.
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