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What to eat when there’s a stomach bug around

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by johnrubinstein, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. johnrubinstein

    johnrubinstein Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Guys

    I’ve contracted some kind of stomach bug and, since yesterday, I had nothing but the runs. Unfortunately, in the States for a week so can’t see my regular GP.

    at any rate: what to eat? Everyone is advising sticky rice, which being T2 I can’t eat. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    John
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Depending on your meds, if you take any, is fasting but with plenty of fluids out of the question?
     
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  3. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Most causes of diarrhoea are self limiting. Keep up your fluids but not just water, that may ‘water down’ your electrolytes.
     
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  4. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Immodium for starters and then a decent thick steak if you're hungry. Worked for me once or twice
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have just got over a stomach bug I have had for the last couple of days, I ate a small amount for breakfast, hardly any thing for lunch and small meal for dinner.

    I kept the fluids up, water, and I also had Staminade electrolyte drinks.

    I also took Imodium capsules.
     
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  6. johnrubinstein

    johnrubinstein Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Have done the Imodium bit, but that’s done nothing. Am drinking lots of Gatorade (the sugar free version) for the electrolytes. @Guzzler, fasting is not out of the question, but fancy @Mike D’s suggestion of a steak. Will give the latter a try, but failing that will definitely fast. Also dropping by the chemist which is within walking distance and see if they have anything better to suggest than Imodium.

    John
     
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  7. johnrubinstein

    johnrubinstein Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Guzzler, forgot to mention, not on meds. Just diet and lotsa exercise.
     
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  8. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    That's what I had for dinner last night with some veggies.

    I used the 2 mg Imodium capsules which come with eight in the pack got one to go.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Whatever you think you like to eat is best when having trouble eating. Good luck!
     
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  10. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Ginger tea, coconut water, and for a day or two don’t worry too much about having rice or banana.
    Avoid milk and dairy food, but after diarrhoea settles some live yogurt might be useful for gut biome.

    Hope you feel better soon.
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    For me, and I understand everyone is different, this would make my stomach problems worse.

    How about chicken or beef broth with a cracked egg?
     
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  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I am glad no one suggested that meal to me on Monday night... :D
     
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  13. johnrubinstein

    johnrubinstein Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK. many thanks for all suggestions. Right now, I’m waiting to get seated at the best local steakhouse. Earlier, went to the chemist and they recommended a probiotic. Purchased that and some more Imodium.

    Liked the suggestion about chicken broth AND not to worry about rice for a couple of days (although I will try to avoid that option).
     
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    johnrubinstein Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mike D. All I can say, is you better be damn right about the steak + Imodium remedy! If not, I’m cutting to the chase and implementing @Guzzler’s idea.

    PS
    At least I can laugh a little. Yesterday I felt like death warmed over.
     
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    The only thing wrong with that plate is the broccoli and tomatoes;)
     
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  16. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    @johnrubinstein ... Glad I'm being tested for the proven remedy. Sticks to your ribs I hope :)
     
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  17. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I don't take any meds requiring I eat, so if I have tummy bug and don't feel like eating, I just don't eat until I do. I'll keep my electtrolytes up with water, dilutes sugar-free squash, or sugar-free lemonade/Pepsi which has been allowed to go a little flat.

    When my tummy settles again, I'll soon be hungry and back to business as usual.
     
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  18. johnrubinstein

    johnrubinstein Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Hotpepper20000 — not tomatoes, but roasted peppers topped with feta cheese. Yum.
     
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    Avoid milk (or any other product with lactose) as the gut often loses it's ability to produce lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose) during a gut infection. Ingesting lactose during this period can cause the typical symptoms of lactose intolerance - nausea, wind, bloating and diarrhoea. Usually things return to normal after a few days.
     
  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Nice steak mate.

    The steak and veggie dinner I had the other day helped fix my gut problem.
     
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