Question by  Swipe79 (28)

Is it normal to retain fluids when you have diabetes?

I have diabetes and am retaining fluids.


Answer by  Sabharish (1610)

In general diabetes patients doesn't retain fluids. They exhibit abnormal thirst and poly urea. You have diabetes of different type which will affect a person in the ratio 1:100000. No need to worry for this because your bodyu will be healthy untill you retain fluids.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

A common long term sequelae of diabetes is nephropathy which affects the normal functioning of your kidneys. One of the symptoms of this complication is fluid retention in the various body compartments commonly presenting as peri-orbital puffiness[more in the morning] or swelling in the legs or rarely dyspnoea. You will need to evaluate your renal functions and start appropriate treatment.


Answer by  JodiJ (312)

Typically, diabetes does not cause you to retain fluid and in fact people are often dehydrated by the frequent urination commonly associated with the disease. Once you begin treatment and get better control of your blood glucose levels you may experience fluid retention, consult your doctor if this occurs as yoou may need to reduce your fluid intake.


Answer by  PJAGANI (231)

In diabetes fluid retention only occurs when your kidneys are affected due to diabetes. And renal fuction is impaired. It is a bed sign to retain fluid.

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