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I’m a 56 year old man. I have sleep apnea and use the cpap. Getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom is nothing new to me. However- recently I’ve been getting up a lot more frequently and in shorter timeframe. Last night for example I got up 9 times within an hour timeframe. I even got up to get a sip of water and I knew rather shortly after that I was going to need to go to the bathroom again. I have some other symptoms as well, like itchiness in parts I’d rather not say. I also know that I do have an enlarged prostate. I am very nervous about this. I don’t have insurance right now so a formal diagnosis isn’t going to happen. It’s quite difficult to think about something like this because I don’t want it. I don’t have time to be bothered with this kind of thing. I can barely stand the idea of the c-crap at night. Any advice on how to, and if even proceeding in any way is something I should consider is welcome. Thank you for your time.

  1. , hi! Thank you for your question. That seems really frustrating and disruptive to your sleep to have to keep getting up so many times. I hope people can share if they have any similar experiences or insights since your situation is tricky and you aren't able to receive a formal diagnosis right now to see if it is diabetes or another health condition.


    Here's some more general information on managing type 2 diabetes, which may be helpful: https://type2diabetes.com/living-with-t2d/managing. Also, while these articles are more focused on cost-saving after already being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may be interested in some of these resources: https://type2diabetes.com/resources-cost & https://type2diabetes.com/living/tips-managing-cost.


    Managing another health condition in addition to another one is tough. Please know that we're here for you.


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    Minel (Team Member)

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