Can diabetes cause constipation and incontinence?

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Can diabetes cause constipation and incontinence?

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answered Jan 15 by Cynthiastowel (1,390 points)
Diabetes can cause constipation and incontinence in some people.

Also diabetes medication and sometimes lead to incontinence as well as constipation.

The medications that are used to control Type 2 diabetes may cause loose bowel actions (diarrhea).

The combination of weak pelvic floor muscles and loose bowel actions may cause fecal incontinence.

 If these problems are experienced, talk to your family Doctor, Diabetes Nurse or Dietician.

Diabetes is caused by a variety of factors.

Some causes of diabetes include.

Eating unhealthy.
Not getting enough exercise.
Weight. The more fatty tissue you have, the more resistant your cells become to insulin.
Family history.
Race or ethnicity.
Gestational diabetes.
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
High blood pressure.

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream.

When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin.

The three P's of diabetes are polydipsia, polyuria, and polyphagia.

These terms correspond to increases in thirst, urination, and appetite, respectively.

Rice is good and okay for diabetics and those suffering from diabetes although you should avoid eating rice in large portions when you're diabetic.

As long as you eat the rice in small portions it's okay for diabetics.

Eating large portions of rice when you're diabetic could cause a spike in blood sugar.

White rice has a high glycemic index, meaning that it can cause spikes in blood sugar.

Previous research has linked high glycemic index foods with increased type 2 diabetes risk.

Rice is healthier for you than bread as rice contains more nutrients and vitamins.

However bread is also healthy for you as well.

Whether you should choose rice or bread depends on your nutritional goals, as rice provides more vitamins and minerals but bread is lower in calories and carbohydrates.

Whichever you choose, opt for the whole-grain version for the best health results.

If you want to lose fat and lean out then bread is probably the better choice for you pound for pound vs white rice.

This is of course if you equate for the same calories.

It'll make you fuller, for longer than white rice due to its protein and fiber content.

It also has more protein to increase your metabolic rate.

Steamed rice is healthier than fried rice.

When you steam the rice you're cooking it without any oils and when you fry the rice you're cooking it oils and fats.

When you cook foods without oils and fats the foods are healthier.

All types of steamed foods are healthier than fried foods.

Steaming rice is one of the healthier ways to cook this food because this prevents the loss of water-soluble nutrients into the cooking water and doesn't require any added fat.

Steamed rice is a healthier alternative to fried rice, especially if you choose steamed brown rice instead of white.

Though white rice is more processed, it's not necessarily bad. Most white rice in the US is enriched with vitamins like folate to improve its nutritional value.

Additionally, its low fiber content may help with digestive issues.

However, brown rice is ultimately healthier and more nutritious.

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