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Do people with diabetes crave salt

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: As long as your thirst mechanism is intact and you drink enough fluids to compensate for your excessive losses. Very hard to do, however, unless you h... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Eating Healthy: Take a look at the take shape for life system offered through medifast. I use this in my practice and have great results with long-term weight reduct... Read More
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Any nutritionist....: Or weight program, like nutrisystem, have diets that be adapted to patients needs for both diabetes and low salt needs.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Salty Taste in Mouth: Dehydration. This may be due to inadequate fluid intake or excessive fluid loss. Review your diet. Excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine can cause f... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It should not be a: Problem. Avoid extreme water temperatures though.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
I'd still restrict. : Di results in inappropriate water loss in the urine. As long as you have free access to water, you shouldn't run into any serious problems, but even w... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hyponatremia: Or low sodium is always of concern and should always be investigated (specifically when that low). A thorough review of her meds, symptoms as well as ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Well...: I doubt it. It's all about the loss of water. You'd get worse dehydration and low blood pressure, but electrolytes wouldn't be normal
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Type 1 DM or diabetes related to total loss of Insulin production is common to kids but rare in adults. An infection trigger by a gut virus is followe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: The person you wrote about has kidney insufficiency, probably due to high blood pressure. It is imperative to follow your doctor's instructions to mai... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Not DI?: Diabetes insipidus is characterized by large amounts of dilute urine usually accompanied by very high serum sodium levels. Hydration and replacement o... Read More

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