I've researched diabetes for months, now, and finally came upon this site that so far is quite helpful. Diabetes is a whole-body disease, and incontinence is one of the most annoying & frustrating aspects. I've ended up using Always undies (or Walgreen's brand, Certainty) nightly for the past 6-10 months & still rise after about 4 hours to use the loo. I'm able to use regular undies during the day. Followers of this blog I hope are familiar with Butterfly, (Butterfly.com) to wear any time to help with fecal incontinence, at least for leakage. Nothing will help with the sudden onset of diarrhea. So far I haven't had to use the extra towel and other cleanup needs that I keep in the car. But I've embarrassed myself once in a store where, thank goodness, I knew the owner & she was wonderful in understanding the situation.
Currently I'm trying hard to learn which foods cause problems & which don't.
Thanks for reading.