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Type 1 Diabetes and Lactose Intolerance

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by scorpino, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. scorpino

    scorpino · Newbie

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    Hi! I'm new to this forum, but I have a question I'd be grateful if anyone knew the answer to.

    I was wondering, is there a link between lactose intolerance and ketones in Type 1 Diabetics?

    I've suspected I might be lactose intolerant in the past. I was fine yesterday morning, but after I'd had a few mouthfuls of a strawberry milkshake I felt off and started displaying other symptoms about an hour later (I plan on visiting the doctor to get checked). I woke up this morning feeling a little sick so I decided to test my ketones, which were one below the top result. I did my levemir dose last night and woke up this morning with a blood glucose reading of 8.3.

    I know lactose intolerance is when your body can't break down lactose, which is a sugar, into galactose and glucose, more sugars. I was wondering if this lactose was being flushed out of my body similar to ketones? Or is it down to other factors? (I do currently have a blocked nose, possibly still from my flu jab earlier this month, but I stopped checking after I had no ketones as a result.)

    Thanks again in advance for any help!
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