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From Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA:

Why is it that a person with untreated diabetes has to urinate all the time? I think I know the answer but would like someone to verify it. I feel I have a lot of the symptoms and would like to have this answered before I consult my doctor.


Because when the sugar is high (usually above 10mmol/L, 180 mg/dl) it spills into the urine. Unless you can pass sugar lumps, you have to lose water with it.


Original posting 20 Jun 2000
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA and Diagnosis and Symptoms


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