Why Does Diabetes Cause Diarrhea?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

MORE Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder in Americans. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one in every five men and women has IBS (which is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease). Women are twice as likely as men to have the disorder. Half of all cases are diagnosed before age thirty-five. Despite its high prevalence in the population, much remains unknown about IBS. This is due in part to the fact that the area affected, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is so dynamic. The GI tract comprises the stomach, small intestine and colon (a.k.a. large intestine). It is influenced by the immune and nervous systems, and contains hundreds of different types of bacteria that aid digestion. Patients with IBS have a constellation of symptoms, including abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits – either constipation or diarrhea, said Dr. David Hudesman, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at NYU's Langone Medical Center in New York City. "The cause is unclear, but it's a functional disorder," meaning it impairs intestinal function even though the body appears normal in tests, he said. There are four subtypes of IBS Continue reading >>

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  1. hannah63

    I am a type 2 diabetic and I suffer with uncontrollable diarrhea which flairs up at any time?

    It is like my muscles cannot control the diarrhea. I have to wear depends most of the time and I am afraid to go out much because you can't control it when it happens. It just comes out.

  2. KA kaismama

    Does your doctor know this? What shape is your pancreas in? Do you eat alot of dietetic hard candy?

  3. HA hannah63

    As a matter if fact I do not eat hard candy. And yes my doctor has been aware of this for years but has not done anything.

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