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  • Writer's pictureWayne Drury

Dehydration and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Being thirsty can be a sign of Type 2 Diabetes, and drink lots of water when Type 2 Diabetes hits.

Our bodies are made up of about 97 percent water, and there is a reason for that. Drinking water makes us feel good and helps our hearts pump blood to where we want it to go.

Without sufficient water, our bodies will not run well. Evidence shows that dehydration will hurt blood vessel function, blood pressure and blood sugar management. A disaster for everyone, but even more of a disaster for those of us with Type 2 Diabetes.

Dehydration Risks with Type 2 Diabetes

Let’s jump right in. With dehydration, blood pressure drops; to combat that, our bodies pump out hormones, which many suggest raises blood sugar. With Type 2 Diabetes, just what we do not want.

What to Do?

An easy fix. Do not let yourself become dehydrated. A recommendation from the experts is that a person with Type 2 Diabetes should take up to 2 litres per day. That is about 8 to 10 glasses per day.

Boy, that is a lot of water. Yes, but there is no need to drink it straight up. There is sparkling water, water that is infused with vegetables, lemon, or another fruit. Many alternatives can make drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day at least palatable.

The End

Water, for anyone, is the liquid of life. For those of us with Type 2 Diabetes, it is even more critical. Drinking adequate water can help us to manage our blood sugar and protect all our essential organs.

I have, several times, written about the health risks of Type 2 Diabetes from not managing your blood sugar, and I hope that no one lets themselves go there.

If you would like some help or have any questions about Type 2 Diabetes, please get in touch with us at Damndiabetes.

Best wishes...

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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