By kitkatkatey16 Latest Reply 2014-07-14 23:03:30 -0500
Started 2014-07-14 12:08:02 -0500

Is it normal for me to pee ALL THE TIME? It's starting to become very annoying. I wake up at least three times a night and have to go to the bathroom.

9 replies

Jeff82 2014-07-14 23:03:30 -0500 Report

Have you checked for ketones? An ABSOLUTE necessity if your kidneys are working so much as you urinate so frequently to lower your blood sugar levels

Type1Lou 2014-07-14 17:32:50 -0500 Report

Peeing a lot means that your kidneys are working hard to remove the sugars that have spilled into your blood because you don't have enough insulin to convert the sugar to usable energy. It's a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. This can be seen in either Type 1 or Type 2's. In the 2 weeks prior to my diagnosis, I was waking up every 10 minutes to go to the bathroom. Once you get your sugars under control and back into more "normal" ranges, the frequent urination should diminish. You'll also feel less tired because you'll metabolize the food you eat better, giving you more energy. I'll bet you feel pretty drained (no pun intended) right now. All the more incentive to change your diet and reduce the amount of carbs you consume, since they are what cause blood sugars to rise.

kdc53 2014-07-14 16:38:33 -0500 Report

Sounds like high BS. The kidneys are flushing. (?) This is how I found out that I was diabetic. Teaching at the time and could not wait for the class to be over and go to the restroom. Get the BS down… will be praying for you. Take care of yourself.

kitkatkatey16 2014-07-14 14:35:13 -0500 Report

Thanks! I'm working on it. My doctor isn't the best

diabeticdummy 2014-07-14 14:42:11 -0500 Report

Change dr then get the best care you can but you have to follow the rules of a diabetic and if your numbers are extremely high your not following the rules I know a teen with diabetes it's gotta be really really really hard as it was really hard for me at 39 but I got controlled not without many gravely sickening complications I'm better but will never walk unassisted again you have a long wonderful life ahead don't ruin it by not taking care of your body and diabetes

diabeticdummy 2014-07-14 14:33:22 -0500 Report

Well kit when bg is high that's your bodies way of getting rid of excess sugar to pee it out but be careful uncontrolled bg and peeing can lead to bladder and yeast infections and they can be bad when I was diagnosed that's how we found out was in hospital for five days with severe yeast infection you need to be cutting the carbs down and talking to your dr and diatician before complications come about they are not pretty or nice

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