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How does high blood sugar affect hydration?

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High blood sugar can lead to dehydration. When there's extra sugar in your blood, you urinate more. That's your body's way of getting rid of the sugar. A large amount of water goes out with that urine, causing your body to dry out.

From: Type 1 Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association. , January 2004. Diabetes Care

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: "Fact Sheets: Type 1 Diabetes Facts."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Basics: Type 1;" “Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes;" “Insulin Routines;” “Insulin Basics;” and “Insulin Pumps.”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “The Truth About the So-Called Diabetes Diet.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association. , January 2004. Diabetes Care

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: "Fact Sheets: Type 1 Diabetes Facts."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Basics: Type 1;" “Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes;" “Insulin Routines;” “Insulin Basics;” and “Insulin Pumps.”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “The Truth About the So-Called Diabetes Diet.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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