Is diabetes and constipation related?
Worried that you are getting constipation due to your diabetic condition? Get quick information on the relationship between diabetes and constipation and get advice on how to resolve this health problem.
I am a diabetic since last 5-6 years and have been taking medication for it. Recently when I had a problem with bowel movements and hence I consulted a doctor. This was not a doctor where usually I go for my regular check-ups as we have shifted our home recently so I went to a nearby doctor. He asked for my diabetic history and asked me to have a random sugar test done there which came out as "288". I was given medicines and this senior doctor asks me to consult a physician there itself in the hospital.
I went to the physician the next day. He gave me the medicines and for a few days I did not have problems, but again the problem of this constipation has arisen. I checked my sugar level again and it showed as "280". I went to the doctor he increased the dose and told these problems are occurring due to a rise in my blood sugar level. However, my blood sugar level is not coming down and today also I am having pain while passing stools.
I would like to know if diabetes is the cause of constipation or it is some other reason and how to deal with it.