so how thirsty are you?
Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:30 PM
Mine has been running from 100-150, with fasting never < 100. My doctor believes my A1c of 5.1 means I'm okay, but I still don't understand the thirst and drymouth I have had since landing in the hospital with gastro-enteritis a month ago.
I've eliminated all pharma, tylenol and melatonin, but I still have the problem and have to drink or use lozenges most the time. When I wake up at 4 am my throat is all dry in back.
Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:59 PM
However, if I don't drink something, then I never really get thirsty.. It's weird.
But your numbers seem good so maybe you're just a thirsty person:)
Now--for the first time in my life--I am exercising daily.
No medications, just diet and exercise.
Cinnamon, bitter melon, milk thistle tablets daily.
Weight - 252 (January 31, 2011)
- 248 (March 12, 2011)
Oct 24, 2010 - 6.9 A1C
Dec 18, 2010 - 6.5 A1C
Mar 12, 2011 - 6.0 A1C
Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:39 PM
I have sleep apnea, and I use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine when I go to sleep. Before I got the machine, I would wake up with my mouth so dry that it hurt. My tongue would be stuck to my mouth and it hurt to try to get it free. Throughout the day, my mouth was dry, no matter what I tried, since I started out the day with a dry mouth and breathed through my mouth most of the time. Once I started using the CPAP machine, that forced me to breathe through my nose when I slept, since I can't open my mouth when I use a CPAP machine. (I use a nose only sleep mask.)
Presently taking: Hyzaar for blood pressure:
Novolog and Lantus for diabetes.
Welchol for cholesterol and diabetes
Mega-Red Omega-3 Krill Oil (300 mg)
Mega-Red D3 (5000 IU)
I was diagnosed in 2003...
(The human body is so resilient that no matter how badly you abuse it, it will still last you a lifetime.)
Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:15 AM
Carol, if you have a really dry mouth when you wake up, that is a sign of sleep apnea. Having a dry mouth all day might be because you are breathing through your mouth. I have never had a dry mouth or throat, no matter how dehydrated I was. My dry mouth was always the result of breathing through my mouth, whether I was asleep or awake.
I keep asking hubby if I'm snoring and he says no. He has the CPAP... I haven't breathed through my mouth since the last time I had a cold.
I think maybe I got a little too liquid-dependent, one a habit from when I did long distance biking, and two because I'm a singer and we're always told to keep our vocal cords hydrated. Gets a little ridiculous after a while..
Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:27 AM
metformin 2550 mg
Moderate carb diet 40-75 carbs a day
3 T of Coconut Oil daily
Vit D, CoQ10, Melatonin, Multi vitamin, zinc, B 12
Chia Seeds , Flaxseeds
Exercise- Tennis - 2 hours/week, Power Walking- 2 miles most days, Hiking in the summer on trails and in the mountains
diagnosed Feb 2007
Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:20 PM
No formal diagnosis.
A1c 4 June 2010: 5.8
Goal: A1c = 5.0
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