I have been reading up on Diabetes and Extreme Dehydration on the net. As far as I can tell there is a direct correlation between the two which has been known for a very long time. So, why, when I originally asked my doctor if the Extreme heat stroke that happened to me caused the rampant diabetes which occurred very soon afterwards was part of the cause—he said no. Granted I was very much over weight and had been pre-diabetic for a couple of years---but from what I have been reading—I more then likely have and have had chronic dehydration for a good part of my life. Within two months I had the diabetes under control—the doctor took me off all medication-and finally admitted that Heat Stroke might have triggered the episode.
Now, why do I think I have chronic dehydration—For the 2 months where I was watching what I ate VERY carefully I had cut back on coffee to 2 cups max a day. I also was drinking way over 64 ozs of water (flavored with 4C brand individual tea sticks which has 0 sugar, 0 carbs, 0 calories etc). Lately I’ve been drinking more coffee and less water. My hair is dull and thinning—my skin also does not look as good as it usually does, my moods are mercurial to say the least-these are some of the signs of dehydration that I read about on the net. But as I sat here reading many articles it occurred to me one of the things my doctor said to me. He told me to drink a lot of water before I go in to have my blood tested—it seems that when I am semi hydrated blood can be drawn—when not—well lets just say it is next to impossible. I have never been a bleeder—which is why I’m thinking maybe I’ve had chronic dehydration for the better part of my life!!
So, as of today, I’m back to drinking 64 plus ounces of water a day—
It would be interesting to know for sure if more and more people are getting diabetes, not only from eating the wrong foods—but because they are also not drinking enough water! Maybe someday a scientific experiment will be performed to prove that lack of water is just as much to blame for the diabetes outbreak as eating the wrong food!!
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