IT’S NORMAL TO GO TO THE BATHROOM ONCE AT NIGHT BUT
if you’re regularly getting up a couple of times and are urinating more during the day, this can be a sign of Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes results in high glucose levels in the blood, explains Renae Roll, a diabetes educator. “The body tries to balance this by drawing our fluid from the surrounding tissues to dilute it and as the tissues to become more dehydrated they signal the person to drink more fluid.” This combination of fluid overload overwhelms the bladder, making you visit the bathroom more.
Other symptoms of type 2 diabetes include increased thirst, tiredness, recurrent urinary tract infections and blurred vision. If your GP suspects diabetes, a blood test will be recommended to check glucose levels.