When your blood sugar levels are high, your kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess sugar. When your kidneys cannot keep up, the excess sugar is excreted into your urine along with fluids drawn from your tissues. That’s why you urinate too much and feel excessive thirst.
Early symptoms of diabetes can be subtle or seemingly harmless — if you have symptoms at all. Over time, however, you may develop diabetes complications, even if you have not had diabetes symptoms.