I wish in this post to address a delicate subject. You have been warned. And, I'll make no jokes.
(No jokes? You gotta be kidney me!)
Okay, one joke.
My subject is urine and urination.
This subject comes up again and again with regards to diabetes. Frequent urination (and accompanying thirst) may be the most widely-known symptom of diabetes. Some diabetics find that they have an increase in urination after a high blood sugar. Before blood glucose meters were available, it's the urine that was tested. I have a little vial of ketone strips that are used to test the union. And, the term "diabetes mellitus" means "sweet urine".
We're immersed in it.
OK, that may have been unfortunate phrasing.
But diabetes is not the only thing I deal with where urination is an issue.
See, Type 2 diabetes has a group of other conditions that it likes to hang out with. Most people have some and not others. And, of course, those T2s who were fit at diagnosis likely have none of them. I like to think of these conditions as a group of two-bit high school hoodlums, hanging out by the bathrooms and making crude comments about cheerleaders.
One of these, and it's one I have, is high blood pressure. And, like many people with that condition I'm treated with a diuretic. A diuretic, as Wikipedia puts it, "raises the level of urination".
Most of the time, I don't have cause to think about this. But sometimes I have a day, because of a missed dose or for no discernible reason at all, my body suddenly remembers that it's on a diuretic, and I don't get to spend much consecutive time at my desk. Today was such a day.
This post has no particular point. But it is an aspect of my life with diabetes and other metabolic conditions. It's not a big aspect, but it's part of the picture, and I wanted to address it.
And now, I have to go do a little errand in my bathroom. And that's not a joke.