I'm always thirsty

lone wolf shane
By lone wolf shane Latest Reply 2014-02-16 16:40:25 -0600
Started 2014-02-14 18:57:06 -0600

Is there anything I can drink that will quench my thirst

Tags: thirst

12 replies

jaydoubleyou23
jaydoubleyou23 2014-02-16 16:40:25 -0600 Report

Are your blood sugars really high ? There's really nothing you can do about being thirsty all the time unless you get your numbers under control. :/

Scarlet03
Scarlet03 2014-02-15 18:57:43 -0600 Report

You might want to either up your dosage of metformin or change your medicine for diabetes. Watch what you eat with carbohydrates too. Before going to insulin I had a hard time lowering blood sugar and was extremely thirsty. When you can talk to your doctor.

lone wolf shane
lone wolf shane 2014-02-15 21:03:59 -0600 Report

I've been on metformin since last Tuesday at 500 mg one pill twice a day sometimes I'm ok and other times I get really thirsty

Scarlet03
Scarlet03 2014-02-15 21:16:10 -0600 Report

How long have you been diagnosed? If newly diabetic it might take a little time to lower your sugar. But I would definitely call your doctor and ask. You might also want to change your diet. With more protein added and more substantial carbs. Metformin is really sensitive to amount of carbohydrates in your diet.
Also there is nothing wrong with consulting your doctor. If this continues.

lone wolf shane
lone wolf shane 2014-02-15 13:20:40 -0600 Report

I checked my blood sugar when I got up and it was around 250 and I checked like 2 hours later and it was 313 all I had to drink was water

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-15 08:35:16 -0600 Report

Have you found the cause of what appears to be your extreme thirst? That just might be a good place to start. Example, if your blood glucose is frequently high, thirst could be a consequence! On the other hand, if your doing alot of exercise, or physical work in hot humid weather, then dagger1234 has a good answer in her reply below.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-02-15 08:30:37 -0600 Report

One of the symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes is excessive thirst because your body tries to flush out the sugar in your bloodstream through urination. I would advise both drinking lots of water and getting/keeping your BG's as close to normal as possible. What was your last A1c?…can it be improved?

lone wolf shane
lone wolf shane 2014-02-15 11:10:57 -0600 Report

My last a1c was 10.5 I just woke up and I'm thirsty as can be water doesn't help my mouth is really dry I'm taking metformin

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-02-15 11:36:28 -0600 Report

Your A1c reveals that your BG's are higher than they should be averaging around 255. This will definitely caused increased thirst. Get them down, and your thirst should also diminish…keep them at your current level, and you'll continue to be thirsty, no matter what you drink.

dagger1234
dagger1234 2014-02-14 23:33:30 -0600 Report

Try drinking room temperature water. Cold water is hard to consume a lot. I try to steer away from diet pop when I'm thirsty because I can never get enough of it. Or a nice cold glass of water with some Lemon, lime, strawberries in em. Mmmm