By Roxdel Latest Reply 2012-05-04 01:14:17 -0500
Started 2012-04-22 20:50:44 -0500

I am type 2, just wondering if anyone has been dehydrated with diabetes?

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17 replies

diabetesfree 2012-04-26 15:57:04 -0500 Report

Dehydration is one of the most persistent problems I have dealt with as a diabetic and the sole reason I have ever had to seek emergency treatment for my diabetes. Fortunately, most of the time the symptoms are fairly obvious. Excessive urination and thirst often accompanied by headaches and marked poor circulation. Unfortunately, the side-effects are not always easily noticeable though, which can lead to a quick, downward spiral. If in doubt, drink more water. Your chances of getting sick by drinking too much water are slim as compared to your chances of suffering from dehydration.

Type1Lou 2012-04-26 10:31:21 -0500 Report

Excessive thirst is a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. It is the way the body attempts to excrete the excess sugar in your system, through your kidneys/urine, which could cause dehydration. It is important to stay hydrated even if your sugars are in good control.

runthe 2012-04-24 18:41:59 -0500 Report

Just came from the hospital from having been dehydrated. First of all they could not find a vein to start IV and once they did it was really painful. All of th is happens because I don't drink a lot of water which caused my bs to spiked. Like you I don't drink a lot of water and drink coffee, teas and sodas.

annesmith 2012-05-04 01:14:17 -0500 Report

I hope you're doing better! I cannot drink hardly any cola , I drink 2 cups of coffee a day ( before 4pm only), then I have always drank moderate to high amount of water—if I don't drink water, I get dehydrated very very fast, then I get's been that way for years with me. If I did try to drink tea, cola, sodas, I'd be in the hospital, outside of the 2 cups I have a day..heck today alone I think I drank 16 glasses of water. ANNE

Roxdel 2012-04-25 18:25:34 -0500 Report

I go in tomorrow morning to have an ultra sound on my stomach. They think it is gallbladder, cause my fever is not going away, and my liver enzymes are high. So we will see.

runthe 2012-04-25 19:09:44 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that all goes well. I have also been running a fever and losing weight. Drs not sure what is going on right now.

Roxdel 2012-04-27 06:29:33 -0500 Report

The ultra sound came back fine, they did not see anything wrong, so they are still not sure what is causing the fever for me either. They did put me back on insulin to get my numbers down.

jigsaw 2012-04-23 07:08:54 -0500 Report

I use to ride a bicycle with a bike club. Occasionally, I did 30 mile rides or more. The temp here and the heat index surpasses 100 degrees at times. Amazingly, I rarely get thirsty. Apparently I dehydrated my self excessively on a few occasions. The result, I got a kidney stone. After a thorough exam and test by a urologist, my kidneys were determined to be functioning well. The culprit DEHYDRATION ! The solution, drink more water and fluids. I learned a valuable lesson.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-22 22:06:56 -0500 Report

Yes, I have been. I have been to drs a couple of times not feeling well only to find out I was dehydrated and had to have IV to correct it. I thought I was getting enough fluids, but wrong. I try to keep water by me so as not to go through it again. We also have to remember that if drinking alot of tea,coffee, or drinks with caffeine then you'll use bathroom more often and not have enough liquid intake and end up dehydrated, so reach for the water.

Roxdel 2012-04-23 05:14:03 -0500 Report

Thanks, I have been feeling weird all week, my bg numbers have been high all week, very fatigued, tired, headache and a slight fever. I just realized yesterday that I might be dehydrated.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-23 22:40:06 -0500 Report

Those are the symptoms I had when dehydrated, only slight fever that I didn't know I had. My headache was so bad, it's why I called dr, thinking BP to high since I have issues with it. Drink the water, but don't go overboard as too much it not good either.

KarynCandy29 2012-04-22 21:15:27 -0500 Report

I have been was told by the ER doctor Diabetics should be careful to avoid dehydration.I should drink fluids equivalent to half my body weight in ounces (for example, a 160 pound person should drink at least 80 ounces of fluid daily) as it makes things easier for the kidneys and gives the pancreas the fluid it needs to properly produce the insulin that regulates blood sugar levels. Fact is, the metabolism of sugar is a very fluid dependent system that quickly suffers if fluid intake is in any way limited.

I was also told not to fall into the trap of thinking that all I have to do is pay attention to my sense of thirst.I was told we can’t rely on our sense of thirst to keep us well hydrated. If I wait till I'm thirsty to drink water, that I was waiting too long. I was told to consume water at regular intervals throughout the day even if I if am not thirsty. I was also told our sense of thirst slows as we get older…what I do now is I carry a 1 liter bottle of spring water around with me at home and add flavor to it …then by the time I go to bed at night make sure I drink what is left in the bottle..this does not include the coffee, tea,milk I drink within my day..this way I know I'm getting enough.. :0)

Laura500 2012-04-25 14:20:22 -0500 Report

i am experiencing this right now…my morning numbers have gone up and had blood drawn yesterday and the lady said i am probably dehydrated cause she had trouble finding a vein. by coincidence, am reading so much about it now here and totally didn't realize this can happen!

Roxdel 2012-04-23 05:14:28 -0500 Report

Thanks, I think I will be calling my doctor.

Roxdel 2012-04-24 06:43:52 -0500 Report

Went to doctor, they can't figure out what my problem is. Urine looked ok, blood ok except blood suger high. Can't figure out the fever part. Go back Wed. may have to get more meds for my blood sugar.

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