Frequent Drinking And Urinating In Diabetics?
, my father is a diabetic he is 72 years old. He can drink 3 liters of water a day but urinate all the time, is that normal? Finally, the sugar is up to 500, then his head is stiff “and spots appear” red, why is that?
Frequent drinking (polydipsia) and frequent urination (polyuria) are classic symptoms of diabetes (diabetes mellitus). This condition generally worsens with increasing blood sugar levels. In addition to these conditions, poor blood sugar control will also cause the skin to become drier which will trigger itching. In addition to the normal itching associated with diabetes, a person with diabetes also experiences a decrease in immunity so that it is very easy to get infected with skin fungus which can also cause itching.
Target blood sugar in patients with diabetes is <180 mg / dL to reduce the possibility of diabetes complications because there is an increased risk of complications if blood sugar 2 hours after eating> 200 mg / dL. Because your father's blood sugar control is poor, it is advisable for your father to consult with a specialist in internal medicine and a nutrition specialist in order to receive follow-up according to his condition.
Patients with diabetes are expected to get optimal dietary handling and regulation, namely:
Knowing diabetes Dietary arrangements and eating patterns Physical / sports activities Take diabetes medications if needed Blood sugar control Consult the 5 things above with your doctor so that your father gets optimal advice and treatment. Your father should also be consulted about the complaints he experienced so that the doctor can also provide treatment related to the complaint.
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