The meaning of water for human health and especially for diabetes health can't be overstated. We need water to make saliva, to regulate our body temperature, we need it for our brain, mood, energy and all of that are just the tip of the iceberg. But lets now focus on how water affects blood sugar level.
People with diabetes are at higher risk of dehydration. Wondering why? Our kidneys are trying to pass the glucose out in the urine when the blood glucose is higher than normal but it’s impossible to do without water. So basically, it means the higher your blood glucose level, the more fluids you need to regulate it. Sometimes, especially when getting older, we don’t feel the symptoms of dehydration or get used to them and that’s bad because when we are not giving enough water to our kidneys, they will take fluids from the rest of the body to function.
Therefore, it’s not rocket science: to avoid dehydration, you need to drink more water, that’s it! Use this post as a reminder to get a glass of water right now and stay healthy!
Also, do not forget to check your blood sugar level today. You are using your CGM with protective dexcom adhesive patches over it, right?