Constant hunger is one of the symptoms of the early stage Diabetic Nephropathy. Many patients have such symptoms as excessive excretion of urine (polyuria), thirst (polydipsia), eyestrain, vision loss, numbness in hands and feet, weight loss, vision changes and fatigue. The treatment target of diabetic nephropathy is controlling the sugar level. This article will give you some useful information.
How does diabetic nephropathy cause constant hunger?
High level of sugar makes the glomeruli reabsorb glucose inadequately, resulting in osmotic diuresis. Under that condition, many nutritions will leak out through urine. Meanwhile, constant thirsty occurs. When you lose sugar through frequent urination, you also lose calories. That is why you feel hungry frequently.
At the same time, diabetes may keep the sugar from your food from reaching your cells — leading to constant hunger. The combined effect is potential rapid weight loss, especially if you have type 1 diabetes.
How to deal with constant hunger in diabetic nephropathy?
- Enough staple foods: Staple foods are the main source of energy, so you’d better not eat too little.
- Several small meals: Divide your total diet into 4~5 meals.
- Combining vegetables and meat: Do not eat vegetables only in order to control body weight. Try to combine vegetables and meats, but you should be cautious about fat intake. Lean meat, fish and high-fiber foods can be taken in moderation so as to delay your stomach to become empty frequently.
- More vegetables and fruits: Eat some vegetables before your meal and take fruits that contain little sugar after meal.
- Using oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin. If you have hard work, you can prepare some cookies or candies.
Constant hunger is not a disease but a symptom in diabetic nephropathy. You need not to worry about that. You can leave a message below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for help.