Why Do Diabetics Feel Hungry And Thirsty All The Time?

Question

Asked by cherita123

Why Do Diabetics Feel Hungry And Thirsty All The Time?

Why does diabetes cause me to be hungry, thirsty, and need to urinate frequently? Does anyone know?

Answer

Most of the time, people with undiagnosed diabetes have thirst and a lot of urination, but many loose their appetite. The reason is that the beta cells that create insulin are not working, or in the case of type 1 diabetes the autoimmune system targets them and kills them. There are 5 kinds of cells inside an islet cell, one of them is the beta cell which is where insulin is made. Without it, the body starts to have increased sugar levels and much of the metabolic system goes into disarray. http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/manage.html

Please let me know if you need more specific information.

Answered by Ann Bartlett