U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
KS
A 21-year-old male asked:

Diabetes type 1 and stomach flu. can't keep anything down. can't miss class to go to e.r. tips to avoid ketoacidosis?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Fluid and control: The main thing you can do is to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Make sure you are still taking your basal insulin. Adjust the dose as needed but the way to stay out of DKA is to have some Insulin on board and lots and lots of water.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.