About dehydration.
Insulin absorbtion is affected by the amount of water in your body. If you get dehydrated because of an illness or blood glucose that stays high for a long time, the insulin you inject under your skin will be poorly absorbed. When you get rehydrated, the insulin starts to be absorbed. Your blood glucose may come down rapidly even though you haven't taken extra insulin. Therefore, poor diabetes control which leads to cycles of dehydration and rehydration can cause large variations of insulin absorbtion and "brittle diabetes."
I found this interesting, hope you do also.

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Thanks, good info.
I DO find this interesting!!! I read basically the same thing in one of my diabetes magazins. I tried it and, I HAVE noticed that when I am high, if I drink a bottle of water, my blood sugar will go to normal. AMAZING!!!!</</span>em>
Very interesting JB, Thank you for inforing us on that.
Thanks for the information! I had not heard this before. It's good to know as I'm getting sick and having terrible numbers. I'll make sure to drink lots of water :)
Thanks, that's good to know!
***very interesting*** it totally makes sense! Thank you for sharing this.
thanks for that I get colds and flu hayfever and lots of thing although im only on small dose of insulin thats a good read to know as i don't drink much water and if you add cordial dose that sends a change in my levels, ill keep that information as i told to only lower my dose if i know that my days going to be busy.( i never know that unless i figure when it's too late and my bloods higher.
Thanks for sharing, even more of a reason to chug chug chug away
There are two things to remember about water. Water is required for glucose to be bound into glycogen in your muscles. Not enough water, then insulin's action is impaired. It is suggested that each gram of glycogen needs to be bound to 2.7 g of water. That is a fair amount of water. The second thing is that when your blood sugar goes high, your body naturally seeks to dump excess glucose in your urine. This action is part of the deadly DKA spiral where you excrete water from your body in a desparate attempt to remove blood sugar, thereby causing your insulin to be less effective, further raising your blood sugar. This is why you are advised to drink lots of fluids if your blood sugar is high and you suspect DKA is setting in.
Thanks for more information about the water and possible DKA in my mody function I will look into that more and later see my GP if I may need more blood tests I think i going through many changes as in country town we live on certanin side of the mountain and the house doesnt get worm til arfternoon then we gert alot alot of cool breeze I guess it coiunts to check myblood count more frequently and eat healthy inbetween all my insulin doses.




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