Patients Diabetes (Type 2)
When does excessive peeing stop?
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Hi! Since being diagnosed in the beginning of this year, I've been able to reduce my morning meter readings from 12 to generally in the 6s, which is fantastic, but I still have a lot of urination and wake up numerous times at night. I'm wondering if someone can let me know when this will calm down. The color of my pee assures me that I am drinking a reasonable amount of liquid—neither too much nor too little. I don't understand :(
Hi @LoJn46! How are you feeling today?
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Hello everyone! How are you today?
Have you ever had issues with excessive urination? How is it now? How do you cope? Any advice for someone who is newly diagnosed?
Polina from the Carenity team
I have let myself go a bit due to social/family issues recenty, my blood sugars are over 15 in the morning and threatened with the dreaded needle instead of oral medicine. Peeing like crazy, up four times last night, daytime quite normal for me to pee alot for many years. So, I decided to change my diet and concentrate on losing weight, always the thought of jabbing myself with those needles a real incentive. Once you get yourself right and medicine at the correct level/balance no doubt your excess peeing will reduce, all quite normal for diabetics. Your regular blood tests through your GP should allow you to see if you are well balanced or not. You eye tests also are good indicators, I now have started low damage to the rear of my eyes, another incentive to get my act together. Not had any body parts chopped off yet, unlike my brother but keep a close eye on my feet.
We diabetics must start to take control of our bodies and try to help ourselves, the NHS is broken so can't always be there as we would like. You can buy some test strips online to test your pee for less than a tenner in addition to your blood meter, gives you additional info on kidney condition etc. As you control your diabetes you will pee less generally!
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@robjmckinney Thank you so much for all the advice! I am sorry to hear about your issues. If you want to explain more I am here to listen!
@LoJn46 I am quite happy with the controlling of my diseases, just part of my life. My present project was to control my diabetes and loose a bit of weight as they are directly related. Finding a suitable method is always fun as I never follow a particular diet plan. So I lost half a stone over the last few weeks, my blood sugars are down and doing less peeing at night. Once again the link of weight and diabetes for most is the critical point.
I lost 6 stone during cancer treatment some years ago and went back to diet controlled diabetes. Of course put some weight on since and have the occasional diet to prevent tipping over to the dreaded needle. Stabbing myself everyday with needles corrected my reality and peeing I have used as a good indicator, as I hate even the little pricks for my blood monitor. Controlling of your blood sugars is the best option in life, if not you go along the cheerful route of slicing bits off you that can go bad. Keep a watchful eye on you feet and legs, the signs of infection need to be addressed quickly. I have a brother who lost several toes and has 'shark bones' growing out of his feet requiring special shoes being made. He had his stomach stapled and just had his cattaracts done, my eyes are showing the early signs of damage from diabetes and there is no treatment, all this is avoidable in most cases.
So positive action does work, as diabetics we can resolve many issues ourselves, good luck!
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