urinating a lot during the night

By marilouise Latest Reply 2017-06-20 14:23:53 -0500
Started 2017-06-15 23:03:15 -0500

I've been diagnosed with prediabetes for 3 years. Every night lately I've been getting up to urinate 4 or 5 times during the night. Before this getting up twice during the night was my norm. Could this be caused by diabetes and can diabetes cause this every night? I've been checked for a bladder infection and that was negative.

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Type1Lou 2017-06-17 17:33:26 -0500 Report

Excessive thist and frequent urination are symptoms of diabetes. When your blood glucose levels are high, your body attempts to get rid of the excess glucose through your urine, causing you to become dehydrated. This would appear to indicate that your blood sugar levels are higher than they should be. One way to check would be to do a finger prick test during the night when this happens. Also, I would suspect that your fasting blood sugars are also high. Testing will give you the information you need to consult with your doctor. If it is due to diabetes, lifestyle changes are in order if you want to get diabetes under control and avoid further problems.

GabbyPA 2017-06-17 11:52:27 -0500 Report

Yep, when you have high glucose levels, frequent urination is a symptom. You say you have been diagnosed with prediabetes for 3 years, are you testing or working on your diet and exercise with the prediabetes?? I will say that getting up in the night to pee was one of my biggest motivators to get in better control. I hate disrupting my sleep.

marilouise 2017-06-17 07:45:16 -0500 Report

When I do urinate it's small amount of urine. If diabetes was the cause would I be urinating large volumes of urine? Right now my doctor is treating me for inflammation of the bladder.

cynicl12000 2017-06-16 13:48:43 -0500 Report

I'm not sure that there is any specific count (2 vs 4-5), but having high glucose can be one cause of frequent night time urination, as the body is trying to remove glucose from the blood stream via urine.

There are a number of things that could share this symptom, though, in addition to the bladder infection you've been tested for.

I recommend setting an appointment with your physician to determine the likely cause and the best course of action for you.

marilouise 2017-06-17 18:56:51 -0500 Report

Right now my urologist is treating me for inflammation of the bladder. When I do urinate it's a small volume of urine. With diabetes would it be large volume of urine each time I go? Next week I do have an appointment made with an endo.