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Type 1 diabetes and vomiting - Please help!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by npatel19, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi buddy,

    Sort of.. (In laymans terms.) If the blood sugars are stable & in the "zone" but fasting has happened through loss of appetite sickness or even adopting a "ketogenic diet" then there can be keytone traces during testing. "Nutritional Ketosis."
    But this can be confused with "ketoacitosis" in a diabetic which can be dangerous but only coinciding very high blood glucose levels..?
    But yes illness can cause high BGs. & can lead if un treated prolonged, to high ketones resulting in ketoacitosis..

    @npatel19 appears to have pretty good BG managment though high at the start) despite fasting through sickness & keytones as well as BG seem to be at a safe level. Due to eating carbs. & manag

    The two can be confused, but the clue is in the BG levels.
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  2. slikwipman

    slikwipman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Everything you describe is exactly what I did. After becoming type 1 in adulthood I didn’t give it the importance it deserved, the end result being a stay in hospital which the cost of is hard to sit with. I now realise I need to keep things simple which can be difficult because people naturally think everybody can learn to their level. Carbs + insulin = energy really is pretty much my level and need help to learn the important bits
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  3. Bishop

    Bishop · Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't worry. Ketones are a problem only if you run constantly very high constantly for a longer period of time. All the people have ketones in their bloodstream if they fast. Any healthy guy who doesn't eat for a prolonged period of time will develop ketones, they are good for us not bad, our body uses them to feed. Ketoacidosis is a different animal and when that happens that is a big problem. You can't have ketoacidosis when your BS level is 5. If you are somewhere over 12 for more than a day or two maybe then you could start to look into it.
    I was in ketoacidosis when I was diagnosed, I managed to live in that state for weeks, my body was slowly failing until I finally understood how bad I was.
    Good luck!
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  4. NeyDia

    NeyDia · Member

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    Sorry to hear.. keep your body hydrated much well I hope you'll be relieved
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  5. djfm

    djfm Type 1 · Member

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    when I start vomiting I can't stop for 3 day and end up in a+e with DKA (borderline).
    if you can't hold anything down liquids or water for 3 day ring 111.
    last time I did that it took half a day to get emitted to a+e. could be worse now

    all I got was, its IBS from the GP and the consultant say manage it.
    tablet from the GP sent me back to A+E

    stay strong and leave on you feet
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