By glee9349 Latest Reply 2011-03-28 13:14:53 -0500
Started 2011-03-22 13:11:07 -0500

Im type 2 and i have had a lot of trouble to keep myself from being thirsty. I have sucked on sf hard candy, drank a ton of water and the only thing i have found is to always carry ice chips with me wherever i go even when i go to bed i have some so when i wake up in the night i will have something. I do drink my water and juice and milk like im supppose to but my ice seems to be my salvation. Is there anyone who has any other ideas or suggetions to being thirsty. I would like to get as many suggestions i can I love my ice but traveling it makes it hard.

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glee9349 2011-03-28 13:14:53 -0500 Report

I noticed latly that my thirst is getting worse with out of control sugars but usually they are about 150 and im still very thirsty. I also have severe kidney disease and have had a transplant and i am going to see my doctor in 2 days so i will discuss this with him. Thank you for responding i appreciate it.

Kirla 2011-03-27 13:23:34 -0500 Report

Excessive thirst is a sign of high blood sugar. I read somewhere that when your blood sugar gets above 220 the liver starts to dump glucose into your urine that will make you very thirsty. So being thirsty and peeing a lot is a big sign of out of control blood sugar.

4 years ago I changed my job. My new classroom didn’t have any ventilation. I couldn’t get enough water. Just blamed it on the excessive heat and no ventilation.

Back in 2002 I moved into a little dump of an apartment to be closer to work. The lady downstairs had cats and it was an old place. Wasn’t really that dirty but the carpet was old. Right after moving in I started to itch a lot. Itched all the time. The apartment was in an old village which had hard water. There was a dollar store across the street. I would have to buy 2-3 bottles of lotion per week. This lasted for some time. I didn’t know it at the time but this was another sign of being a diabetic. Again I found other reasons to blame it on other than having a serious health matter.

I figure I have had diabetes as far back as 2002 or longer. I was diagnosed in 2009. Finally when I figured it was time for a physical I made an appointment and thats when I was diagnosed with a A1C of 14.1 and fasting blood sugar of 366.

When do you test and what is your A1C. If you are only testing once or twice a day before meals you may not know how high your blood sugar really is. Even when I had very high numbers there was times during the day where my blood sugar would drop lower than other times of the day. Sometimes a difference of 200 points wasn’t uncommon. If your A1C is above or at 7-10 it may mean that your blood sugar is going higher than you think or your what your testing is showing.

So if you only test at times your doctor has requested. Or if your testing like 2 hours after eating your numbers might be higher than you think. I have found that my blood sugar can go up 100 plus points and drop back to under 100 in less than an hour. One day at lunch I decided to test 30 minutes after eating and was horrified to see a 179. Then 30 minutes later it read 80 something. I made some changes and now I test 25 minutes after lunch and no longer see numbers above 140.

I see your drinking juice. I can’t drink juice. Juice is all sugar. Try testing 20, 30 and 45 minutes after drinking your juice and see what is happing. Milk is also I high carb food. I found I could drink an oz or two of milk and no more.

I now drink almond or walnut milk. I make them myself. I just soak ½ cup of almonds or walnuts. I read you can use sunflower seeds or peanuts or some other type of nuts. Whatever you like. Soak for a few hours then drain, rinse and blend in 3 ½ to 4 cups of water on high speed for several minutes. Its low carb and taste good.

You may have to look at what you’re eating. I found that I couldn’t eat most foods that are more than 5-6 net carbs per serving. So if you’re eating bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices and milk you may want to test 20, 30 and 40 minutes after eating to see how they are spiking your blood sugar.

A lot of people only test once or twice a day and really don’t know what there blood sugar is doing. I read every day from people who think there doing great but can’t understand why there A1C’s are high. Some people can’t understand why there A1C gets stuck at 7 or 8 and no matter what they do it will not go down. I believe its because there not testing there peaks. I believe it you don’t test your peaks its real hard to get your A1C under 6.

Well I meant to only post a few works and got carried away. Probley wasting my time like I always do. I write these things so long, most people just give up reading them or think I don’t know what I’m talking about. You need to discuss things with your doctor and get the A1C tested every 90 days until you have very good control. It takes time but can be done. I did it in 6 weeks. I believe lots of other people can do it also.

Good luck

glee9349 2011-03-22 21:02:22 -0500 Report

Replying to Gabby my numbers are staying around 130-150. But this has always been a problem even while they were diagnosing me but i thank you for replying for me i appreciate it. As to jaybee i only have upper false teeth and no lower at all and i have tried so hard to chew gum but my mouth gets to sore but that was a great idea. I will ask about the mouthwash when i go to the drug store soon. Thank you for replying i appreciate all who reply with good ideas or just i support.

GabbyPA 2011-03-23 19:54:59 -0500 Report

You may want to talk to your doctor to see if something else is going on. Those numbers shouldn't make you that thirsty. Though we all are different and I have always been an avid water drinker. This could be something else though and I would mention it to your doc and find out what they think.

GabbyPA 2011-03-22 20:03:42 -0500 Report

What kind of BG numbers do you have? Are you having good control? Thirst is really tightly tied to your numbers.

jayabee52 2011-03-22 13:27:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Glee
Have you tried SF gum?
There are also mouthwashes which are promoted as tackling this problem. At this moment I cannot recall its name

The SF gum has worked for me.

Edit: the mouthwash is called Biotene. They have a gum also, but it's pricey!