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Drinking Sugary Drinks then Dehydrated As Heck

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Old 07-02-2013, 18:14   #1
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Hi. I had this problem start in November of last year where I gradually became more and more and more dehydrated. I kept trying to drink water, but my urine always stayed dark. It eventually got so bad that I lost my ability to talk.

My room mates thought we had mold, so I took this stuff called Astragalus (since I didn't have insurance) and it gradually reversed it. However any time I drink something like a sugary drink, soda, or alcohol the dehydration comes back in full force like a bat out of hell. Is this what diabetes is like? It also has happened if I ate a very sugary cereal on one occasion.

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Old 07-02-2013, 18:40   #2
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Playing guessing games with something as important as your health is dangerous. Dehydration can come from many causes, including diabetes. You don't mention your age, weight and other medical issues which could have a bearing on the situation.

There are two basic approaches you can take to try and get a handle on the problem.
  1. See a doctor and discuss the symptoms with him and get him to arrange for tests.
  2. Buy an inexpensive blood glucose meter (Walmart has some excellent deals for around $10). Test your blood glucose first thing in the morning and then 1 hour and 2 hours after a meal. You are looking for your first number to be below 100, the one hour figure below 140 and the two hour figure below 120. Repeat the tests over a few days and see what pattern emerges. If you regularly get numbers higher than the figures I've suggested, then you most certainly need to consider approach 1 - i.e. see a doctor.
Sorry can't give you a straight answer.

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I would definitely avoid sugary drinks like soda and alcohol. I know it may be hard to justify the cost and expenses associated with seeing a doctor, but I would highly recommend it. With out a proper diagnosis, you're just guessing and assuming. There are often low income solutions for medical care for those that don't have insurance. I know there are clinics in my area that take donations. You may want to look into this.

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Expense of seeing a doctor... weigh that against how expensive it would be to be blind, or to lose your kidneys or a foot.

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