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A 37-year-old female asked:

i'm a type 1 diabetic. a year now i get diarrhea, only at night. why am i only getting it at night? been tested for celiac, ibs, & crohns but not it.

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Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Diarrhea: If you are diabetic you did not mention if your taking medications. A diabetic medicine called metformin can cause diarrhea and maybe worse at night due to being relaxed and possible less sphincter control.
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 11 years experience
Long standing T1DM: Unfortunately, there are complications of having diabetes for a long time. It can affect the nervous system and the way it controls your bodily functions. I suspect if other testing was negative it could be related to this type of nerve damage. Talk to your doctor to address further.

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Last updated Jan 10, 2015

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