Increased Urination of Prediabetes

Frequent Urination Is a Symptom of Prediabetes and Diabetes

One possible sign of prediabetes or diabetes mellitus is increased or frequent urination. Increased thirst is a common byproduct of frequent urination.

Why does this happen?

As glucose builds up in the blood it causes damage to organs. The kidneys are one way the body compensates for the higher blood sugars but trying to excrete the sugar into the urine. The extra glucose soaks up water in the body and then both water and glucose are lost into the urine, causing frequent urination. Diabetes mellitus is latin for “sweet urine” and used to be diagnosed when the taste of urine was sweet. Frequent urination causes the body to become dehydrated and can increase thirst.