Frequent urination is another warning sign of diabetes because there is excess glucose in the blood and the kidneys are working hard to clear it out with urine, Everyday Health explains. “A patient may get a little more thirsty and have to urinate more over time, as well as the sugars in their body increase,” says Jason Ng, endocrinologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, assistant professor of clinical medicine, when from an interview with Best Health magazine. .
This increased urination exposes men and women to more frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs). In fact, Everyday Health claims that people with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to get a UTI than those who don’t. As always, women are even more at risk than men.