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strange question i know......

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by jonesy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. jonesy

    jonesy · Well-Known Member

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    but, is flatulence a side effect of insulin?

    my newly diagnosed son is trumping like a goodun, which he finds highly amusing!

    jonesy.
     
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    yipster29 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you changed his diet as a result of the diagnosis?? could be that?

    Either that or you give any small boy a reason......! :wink:
     
  3. jonesy

    jonesy · Well-Known Member

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    i don't care. it's just great to see him laugh after the last couple of weeks.

    diet has changed a bit i guess. all bread is now wholemeal, more vegetables.....less sweets!
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    Wholemeal and eggies would do it. Especially for small boys. Glad he's well
    Hana
     
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    SophiaW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When my daughter was first diagnosed and started on insulin she ate like a horse. She had lost quite a lot of weight very quickly and once the insulin made her feel better she ate to put back on what she had lost. The doctor did warn me about a much bigger appetite for a few days or maybe it was even a few weeks and he was right. I remember being quite concerned that she was going to get fat and was quite relieved when her appetite finally returned to normal. Is your son maybe experiencing the same thing and with eating more than usual perhaps this is a side effect?
     
  6. jonesy

    jonesy · Well-Known Member

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    my son lost a stone, which is a lot as he's not tall and very sporty, so no fat at all.

    his wee was off the scale with ketones too.

    since insulin has made him feel better, he has had a ridiculous appetite. he has put 8 pounds back on already and his appetite is decreasing slowly.
     
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