Unfortunately, his thirst, hunger and excessive urination continue. Living in a small apartment during the week, ensuring that Bucky doesn't have an accident has required use to have him wear a diaper at all times indoors. His diaper consists of a "belly band" which fastens around his waist with velcro. Initially, I was using sanitary pads in his band, typically using two or more "heavy" pads. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of leakage as sanitary pads are not intended to absorb such quantities of fluid. A friend of ours suggested laying a small child's diaper inside the belly band. This has been a fantastic trick that has proven very successful. The diapers absorb perfectly and there is almost no leakage.
We eventually hope that Bucky's diabetes will improve and his thirst and urination will subside, and he might even be "diaper free" But for now, he happily wears his diaper and everyone is comfortable and relaxed! Having a diabetic dog does require some additional work and effort, but truth be told, the work and effort is very minimal in contrast to the reward of having a sweet and gentle dog living a happy and full life, despite a somewhat serious medical condition!
For more info about managing canine diabetes, I have found the following website very helpful -- there is even a step-by-step slide show!