Why do diabetics urinate frequently?

Excessive thirst and increased urination are common in diabetes. When you have diabetes, excess glucose is a type of sugar that builds up in your blood. Your kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess glucose, leading to increased urination.

When your kidneys can’t keep up, the excess glucose is excreted into your urine, dragging along fluids from your tissues, which makes you dehydrated. This will leave you feeling thirsty. As you drink more fluids to quench your thirst, you’ll urinate even more.

Too much sugar in your blood due to diabetes can cause your kidneys to work harder to get rid of it. This forces them to make more urine. Diabetes can also damage your kidneys or bladder, which also leads to increased urination. Initially, you may not even notice that you’re urinating more often than normal. One of the key warning signs, especially in the case of diabetes, should be if frequent urination starts to wake you up from sleep and deplete your energy levels. In such a case, you should consult your doctor.

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