blood sugars good, but still have high symptoms

By Sally Latest Reply 2009-03-31 15:41:11 -0500
Started 2009-03-28 14:48:23 -0500

Hi everybody, hope you can offer some insight as to what is going on with me. I have type 2, my sugars are good. No readings over 140 in over a month. The problem is, I still have frequent urination quite often. It isn't everyday or all day, but sometimes I can go every twenty minutes for several hours. What I drink or don't drink has no effect on it. There are no signs of infection. My doc says it is just the diabetes. Is this common, even when sugars are under control?

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Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2009-03-30 15:37:04 -0500 Report

Maybe a Urologist would help you? It would not hurt looking into…

Sally 2009-03-31 15:41:11 -0500 Report

I have talked to my doctor about this and he just seems to think it is the diabetes. The urologists here where I live, require a referral from your doctor, especially if you don't have insurance. My doctor has offered me some of the meds that are out there for overactive bladder, but I am not sure that I need them, since this is not an everyday event. It happens only a few days a month. I was just curious if anyone on here had had similar symptoms, and if their doctors opinions were any different than mine. My husband and I do not have insurance and simply can't afford it right now. It is unfortunate that it has to be that way. I worry alot about my future with diabetes and hopefully we can get some insurance soon. I guess all I can do right now is fight this disease the best I can.

Sally 2009-03-29 14:30:03 -0500 Report

Thanks for all the replies! I guess I am not alone. I would go to a urologist, but first of all, we don't have insurance and secondly, it only happens maybe three times a month or so. I have tried to relate it to food sensitivities, but I can't pinpoint anything. I have no other symptoms with it. It goes away as quickly as it starts. I am not on any meds yet for my diabetes, so it is not a side effect of that. ANyway, thanks for all the input!! I haven't been on this site for too long, but I really love it.

lipsie 2009-03-29 13:55:15 -0500 Report

This was very interesting to read. I misseed it at first sorry, though I would not have the right answer either. But Avera is so special I'm telling ya. You gotta love her. I would total agree with her though, it makes full sense. Good luck sweets. Sheila

Avera 2009-03-28 23:05:15 -0500 Report


Reading your profile and seeing your age keeps me from suggesting that this just might be one of those "old age" female related problems. You are not at "that" age yet.

All kidding aside, both males and females have this problem and most of the time it is NOT related to diabetes according to articles I have read.

My suggestion is to go to a specialist doctor and have some tests done to pinpoint the cause. This problem is so prevalent these days that several good medications are on the market to help control it.

Of course, you can see I am Type 2 and I also have this problem. I had mine checked and due to my age my uterus has fallen a bit and presses against my bladder. This causes mine.

Good Luck finding the cause of yours.


Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2009-03-28 19:04:00 -0500 Report

Hello Sally,
Unfortunetely, I have had this problem for years. Even before I was
told I was diabetic. It is a side effect and I don't know a way around it…
I think that it was a very good question. I hope that someone can shed light on the subject. It has my curiosity up…
Your Friend, Leigh

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-03-28 23:11:10 -0500 Report

I don't know what would cause this problem but maybe you can have you Dr. refer you to a uralogist. He can probably
give you the answer to this problem.

roger 2009-03-28 18:59:49 -0500 Report

this happend when i first went on insulin. and my doc told me the same . after a bit they started to let up. but still happens.

2009-03-28 15:25:17 -0500 Report

The comment 'it's just the Diabetes' is common. Some doctors tend to blame everything on Diabetes because they don't have a better answer. I never finished my comment… sheesh!!!
I have this problem too but I don't think it's related to Diabetes or at least my doctors can't relate it to anything and if it is, there is no explanation that I can find. I've been asking this question for years, way before Diabetes and even now when it's under control. I personally think it has something to do with the kidneys and how they work because if I eat lightly it's worse but if I eat something with fat in it it eases up. Who knows!!

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