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A 40-year-old member asked:

what causes diabetics to have to pee frequently?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
High sugar: High blood sugar acts like a diuretic on your kidneys, so it increases your urine output.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have type one diabetes and treat it accordingly and still have to pee so often why is that?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If your glucose is: Tightly controlled, it is not causing your frequent urination. Either you take in a large amount of fluids, have a urine infection, or some other problem. Check w/your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is pee smelling different ( a sort of rubbery sort of mell) a warning sign for diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Unlikely: But can get urine glucose test strips in pharmacy and check for sugar in urine.

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