Does anyone ever notice that they go to the bathroom a lot more when their blood sugar is high?? or am I the only one... I know when my blood sugar was really high for awhile I'd be going almost every hour...was just wondering what other people thought about this. Thanks :)
I use the restroom a lot more frequently if I've been running high. If I've been running really high on top of running high for a lengthy time, I pretty much consume my weight in liquids and then have to complete the second half of the consumption cycle a while later.
Yes for sure a lot more urinating when the BG is high.
Absolutely! In fact, if I find I'm running to the bathroom a lot and I haven't tested -- the first thing I do after is test and correct.
Yes, it's the bodys natural way to get rid of high blood sugars.
Forgot to add... does that count even if your blood sugar has only been high for like 2 hours? Just wondering because mine went from 168 at 8 am to 366 at 10am I blame it on mcdonalds...i think they accidently gave me regular pop instead of diet... *sigh*
The word diabetes (play /ˌdaɪ.əˈbiːtiːz/ or /ˌdaɪ.əˈbiːtɨs/) comes from Latin diabētēs, which in turn comes from Ancient Greek διαβήτης (diabētēs) which literally means "a passer through; a siphon." Ancient Greek physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia (fl. 1st century CE) used that word, with the intended meaning "excessive discharge of urine", as the name for the disease. Ultimately, the word comes from Greek διαβαίνειν (diabainein), meaning "to pass through," which is composed of δια- (dia-), meaning "through" and βαίνειν (bainein), meaning "to go". The word "diabetes" is first recorded in English, in the form diabete, in a medical text written around 1425.
I haven't noticed the water/bathroom effect since I was first diagnosed. I think it only happens when you stay high for a prolonged length of time. I usually catch and correct highs pretty quickly.
Once your blood sugar gets to abou 160-180 mg/dl, you reach the "renal threshold of glucose" and you start to excrete glucose in your urine. You produce more urine as your body releases the excess glucose, and hence you run to the bathroom more often. If you have a spike after a meal, you may dump some glucose in your urine, even thought you safely return to a normal reading at two hours. Then, if you test your urine with a glucose test strip, it may show "some" glucose.