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Is Loose Motions A Common Symptom of Diabetes

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-02-11 03:05

Is Loose Motions A Common Symptom of DiabetesSome diabetics complain about loose motions. Loose motions is also known as diarrhea. Is it a common symptom of Diabetes? How to treat loose motions? In the following, you may acquire the answers. If you have any other doubts in diabetes, please contact our online doctors or leave a message below.

Loose motions and diabetes

Loose motions is a very common symptom for diabetics. It is said that every 1 out of 5 diabetics suffer from diabetic diarrhea. What causes loose motions for diabetics? There are many reasons. The most common one may be the medicines you take, such as metformin, most of which have side effects. It may be also related with the consumption of sugar-free foods that contain sorbitol and some other sugar substitutes. Sometimes it may be caused by inflammation of the colon, which is related to diabetes.

How to treat loose motions for diabetics?

According to the different causes, there are different treatments. If it is caused by the medicine, you may turn to other medicines for lowering blood sugar under the instruction of your doctor instead of metformin. If it is the dietary, you may limit your intake of food sweetened with sorbitol and other artificial sweeteners. If it is the microscopic colitis, you may treat this underlying condition.

Because loose motions takes away a lot of fluid from your body, drink plenty of fluid to supplement the lost fluid, but avoid drinking large amount at once, instead, you should drink small amounts frequently.

Though diarrhea can severely affect quality of life, it is rarely serious. If it persist for several days, you may have to visit your doctor.

Diabetes is ranking as the leading cause of Kidney Failure, you have to pay attention to controlling all the symptoms of diabetes in case that it aggravates.

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