it is possible to have diarrhea in patient of diabetes
Patients with a longstanding history of diabetes may experience frequent diarrhea, and this has been reported to occur in up to 22% of patients.
This may be related to problems in the small bowel or colon.
Abnormally rapid transit of fluids may occur in the colon, leading to increased stool frequency and urgency.
In addition, abnormalities in the absorption and secretion of colonic fluid may develop, leading to increased stool volume, frequency, and water content
The workup and treatment of diarrhea is similar in patients with or without diabetes. If the basic medical evaluation of diarrhea is nondiagnostic, which it frequently is, then treatment is tailored toward providing symptomatic care with antidiarrheal agents such as diphenoxylate
(Lomotil) or loperamide
Fiber supplementation with bran, Citrucel, Metamucil
, or high-fiber foods may also thicken the consistency of the bowel movement and decrease watery diarrhea. In addition, antispasmodic medicines such as hyosymine (Levsin), dicyclomine
(Bentyl), and chordiazepoxide (Librax)/clindinium (Clindex) may decrease stool frequency