By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-11-16 00:13:58 -0600
Started 2011-11-10 20:29:58 -0600

Hello Everybody I was just wondering weather it is normal after being diagnosed for over 2 years to be still constanly thirsty and frequently peeing and does it ever stop.

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15 replies

Armourer 2011-11-16 00:13:58 -0600 Report

I'm on my thirteenth year and still guzzle a gallon of liquid a day. As for bathroom trips, some nights nothing, but most nights average two trips in six hours. My reaction is "huh."

MrsCDogg 2011-11-12 00:34:14 -0600 Report

I rarely have the issue of being thirsty any more. Matter of fact I have to remind myself to drink during the day. I do have the peeing issue but it's because I take blood pressure meds that have a diuretic in it…:o)

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-11-11 10:22:36 -0600 Report

You have to look at your numbers. Constant thirst and peeing is a sign of high numbers.
Once you get your numbers down and under control the constant thirst and peeing will decrease.

lmkilday 2011-11-10 22:08:23 -0600 Report

Those are signs your blood sugar is high. Test your blood sugar levels during those times and talk to your doctor about your results. If your numbers are high, your doctor may need to change your medication. I'm usually thirsty and drink a lot of water or tea. I read that tea and other caffeine drinks act as a diuretic. Try decreasing your caffeine intake and see if that makes a difference.

Nonna2Three 2011-11-10 21:01:50 -0600 Report

I don't have those issues anymore - once my numbers got in control that all stopped. Are your numbers still high?

rellypoo 2011-11-10 21:31:38 -0600 Report

they are still high, so it does stop then

pixsidust 2011-11-11 15:34:54 -0600 Report

You have to change the way you eat. Fully embrace that habits must change for your life's sake. Medicine is not to make you able to eat the things that harm you. Take a hard look at what makes a carb, how do you count them and what your can and can not have things are. All veggies are not the same. You can't tell yourself I have just a little dessert vs a big one and keep eating the rest High carb. You are important and no one should care more than you. Embrace life! health! Being able to walk well! Weight Loss! All of these things…for Life abundant!…it all starts with change.

My being thirsty all the time stopped. I do keep a tall water bottle half frozen that I add water to and sip on all day as a matter of drinking enough water. With water drinking comes the bathroom of course but I am not thirty like I was before with no satisfaction

rellypoo 2011-11-11 16:08:03 -0600 Report

I do eat healthy and I do exercise I just can not get my levels down I have lots of other health issues to deal with as well and I think this is why I can not get them to go down I have an endo appointment soon and also a neurologist appointment so I am hoping that I can get some answers about my high readings with these appointments I am also under a lot of stress as I was just diagnosed with MS and I am trying to manage that as well so it does not always come back to what you eat. Thankyou for your comment

pixsidust 2011-11-11 21:59:39 -0600 Report

I am so sorry for your recent diagnoses. I had to tell my doctor, my medicine was not getting my numbers down when I first was diagnosed and she doubled my dose. Bring Diabetic is hard as you know. I wanted to make sure you were taking control as best you could for your lifes sake! Please let us know what happens at your endo appointment! Love to you!

rellypoo 2011-11-11 22:28:36 -0600 Report

I most definately will let you all know I love all the feed back and to know that we are all dealing with our own little things that we can share love to you too

jayabee52 2011-11-12 02:46:14 -0600 Report

The fact that you have those other medical challenges Narelle, can also be raising your BGs. Stress often raises my BG levels and from what I see here on DC that is pretty well constant across the board for us PWDs Those medical challenges are stressing your body which may be causing your BG levels to rise

Blessings to you and yours


Caroltoo 2011-11-11 17:47:36 -0600 Report

Glad to hear you eat healthy foods and exercise. It is a great start. Perhaps these other issues are ones to take up with the endo. MS is scary and stressful. Stress, of which you have lots, always complicates my BG control, so may find that true of you also. I also find anytime I have an infection anywhere in my body, it sends the BG up.

We do talk lots about food, but that's because diabetes is a metabolic disorder which means the problem is about how our bodies metabolize food, which brings us back to the fact that the problem really is often, though not always, food choices.

What we each call "healthy" bears some examination also. Most of us first learned our eating habits at home where they are complicated by family history, finances, geographic preferences, and availability of different foods. It's also true that we now know a lot about the nutritional benefits of various foods that we did not know a few years ago, also how cooking styles effect nutrition, and even which types of cookware can effect your health.

Perhaps you could ask your endo to refer you to a diabetic educator and a nutritionist who could help you sort these options out. Most of our docs are not with us often enough to help with the dietary details, but a nutritionist can. that would give you a trained observer's neutral input and might give you some new ideas.

Good luck on your search.

rellypoo 2011-11-11 22:37:06 -0600 Report

thankyou I am booked in to see an educator on Monday (tuesday for you over there) and I will discuss my issues with her.

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