Drink more water!

Last updated: September 2022

Stress does some weird things to me as a diabetic. At one stressful point in my life, I was taking a water pill... I don’t remember why it was prescribed, but every time I talked to family/friends they always insist on "drink more water!" Well, I did! Even up to a gallon and a half daily, I didn’t have much of an appetite left.

One day, when my homemaker was helping me, I suddenly felt "different," I don’t remember anything before the EMS took me to the ER. I do remember not wanting to reveal my true identity because they wouldn’t allow me to bring my ID card.

I went home, but they made me return to the hospital. Soon, after blood work, I was found to have "water on the brain." Dehydrated in body, but head too much water. I don’t remember what it was called, medically. Originally, I despised water, except for curbing thirst. But I guess "peer pressure" started to get to me during this stressful time I was going through. I won’t be trying that again :)

Want to share your story too?

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

More on this topic

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The Type2Diabetes.com team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

or create an account to comment.

Community Poll

How often do you or someone else examine your feet?