Most people have experienced gastrointestinal problems or upset sometime in their lives. This is no different with people with diabetes. However, according to the Diabetes Journal, it has recently been discovered that hyperglycemia and other diabetic complications can lead to diabetes and diarrhea. There are many diabetes symptoms, diarrhea being one of them, that clue you into the fact that your diabetes is not being controlled well.

Considering that nutrition, absorption, and our diet plays a huge role in our overall health, it should not come as a surprise that a metabolic disorder can and will lead to GI complications of the disorder is not well controlled. Diarrhea with diabetes is not uncommon and it can be either an acute complication or a chronic complication. In many cases, people start off with an acute episode and it leads to a chronic problem, much like a domino effect.

There are many symptoms related to diarrhea and diabetes. Here are a few things to look out for to help keep your GI tract healthy and well.


Acute and Chronic Diarrhea Diabetes Symptoms


There are many symptoms that can clue you into the fact your diabetes may be leading to GI problems, including diabetes and diarrhea. According to The Diabetes Journal, common symptoms or other conditions that can lead to diabetes and diarrhea include:

  • Diagnosed Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Candida (yeast issues)
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Antibiotics for Infection


These are just a few of the symptoms that can indicate that you may have diarrhea related to your diabetes. Both acute and chronic diarrhea can also be caused by reasons other than diabetes. However, the body is all interconnected and the causes of diarrhea can be more than one. If one system is off balance it is likely that others will follow. There are things that can be done to treat both acute and chronic diarrhea. Consult your physician regarding the best treatment options for you.


Diabetes Diarrhea Treatment


Determining the best treatment for diabetes and diarrhea can be difficult. It is important to determine the cause of the diarrhea to figure out the best treatment.

If you have been suffering from hyperglycemia or your diabetes has not been controlled well, that is the first thing needs to be done. This might very well help reduce the diarrhea. Other treatment options include probiotics, dietary changes or adjustments, and medications.

Diarrhea can lead to other complications. Thus, it is important to discuss your symptoms and treatment options with your physician or request a consultation with a specialist. Your health and wellness is within reach!