Going to the bathroom more often?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-12-18 16:25:57 -0600
Started 2013-12-15 02:00:01 -0600

I'm a twenty year old female and I was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a couple months back, I think in August, and while it was hard at first getting started I think I'm getting the hang of it; I've started doing strength training and other exercises for my abs and cardio, and so far I'm seeing good progress. My arms are more muscular and more defined, and I generally feel good about the way I look. I try to keep a healthy diet and I take protein supplements as well. I've noticed today though that I've been having to go to the bathroom a lot, and I thought maybe it was 'cause my sugar was high, but I checked my blood sugar throughout the day and it was normal. I'm not thirsty or anything, and although I drink a good amount of water every day, today I've been needing to go to the bathroom like every 30-45 minutes even if I don't drink any water in between. Could there be a reason for this, like the amount of exercise I've been doing, or the protein supplements? Or is it something that happens occasionally and I shouldn't be worried about? Maybe it sounds like a stupid question but I can't think of much else. I would really love to not have to stop doing as much exercise or taking the supplements; working out is pretty much the only thing in my life right now that gives me confidence and helps me stay positive.

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jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-15 16:27:25 -0600 Report

How recently were you diagnosed ? During the first few months of being diagnosed I had to go to the bathroom a lot, too! I'm sure it is just your body getting used to your new routine, that's basically what my doctor told me.

GabbyPA 2013-12-15 12:58:36 -0600 Report

There might be some water weight loss going on, but that seems a bit much to be going so often. I know when my levels are high I get that where I have to go hourly almost....it bites, big time. So if it's not that, you may want to talk to your doctor to make sure there is not something going on inside that you cannot account for.

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