Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive

Why am I always hungry?

Constant hunger can mean fuel is not getting into your cells; when this is related to diabetes, it is generally accompanied by rapid weight loss, thirst, and frequent urination. A hyperactive thyroid can also cause this type of increased metabolism. Hormonal imbalance shifts may be another cause. Without more information, a more specific answer is difficult. I do suggest you get this checked out by your medical practitioner. If you already have diabetes, you may need some adjustments. Checking your blood sugars will let you know if you're in a high range.

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