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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes type 1 and stomach flu. Can't keep anything down. Can't miss class to go to e.R. Tips to avoid ketoacidosis?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Diabetes type 1 and stomach flu. Can't keep anything down. Can't miss class to go to e.R. Tips to avoid ketoacidosis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes can either refer to diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Both of these conditions manifest with increased thirst and frequency of urination. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high levels of blood glucose and glucose in the urine due to a lack of insulin or lack of cell response to insulin. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the inability to hold onto water due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone or lack of cell ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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No family history of diabetes. Bmi is at 30 5'5 Asian male. I feel I had lost weight thts the only symptom. I did also have a stomach flu. ?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No family history of diabetes. Bmi is at 30 5'5 Asian male. I feel I had lost weight thts the only symptom. I did also have a stomach flu. ?

BMI: Hi. Asians are at a risk of type 2 diabetes at a lower average BMI than caucasians. For sure, the stomach flu may be responsible for a little weight loss. Most people with a BMI of 30 are overweight, but some are just very muscular. What's your waist circumference? If >40 inches, you're at risk for diabetes. Again, diabetes is easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I am a type 1 diabetic and I have had symptoms of the stomach flu for almost 48 hours. I'm dehydrated but can't go to the e.R. And miss class. Any tips?

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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I am a type 1 diabetic and I have had symptoms of the stomach flu for almost 48 hours. I'm dehydrated but can't go to the e.R. And miss class. Any tips?

You will need : To hydrate and make sure you have adequate sugar control. Things can spiral downward pretty quickly when you have diabetes with a superimposed infection. Make sure you are in communication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I've been diagnosed with the stomach flu 3 times in the past 2 weeks. I've also been urinating a lot/constipation, and i constantly want olives?

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I've been diagnosed with the stomach flu 3 times in the past 2 weeks. I've also been urinating a lot/constipation, and i constantly want olives?

Frequency: I think you need a more thorough eval to look for diabetes urinary tract issues or other problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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How long should these symptoms of stomach flu last in a healthy 25 year old?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long should these symptoms of stomach flu last in a healthy 25 year old?

VIRAL INFECTION: Viral infections are self limited to a few days to a week. Make sure patient does not become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How do I know if I got tha stomach flu?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How do I know if I got tha stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches ; pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What can I do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

Dr. Alan Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What can I do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

Fluid replacement: There is no "cure"for a viral gastroenteritis. The important thing is to keep up with fluid losses--usually staring with small volumes of fluid and increasing as tolerated. Food and fluid if diarrhea is the problem. If that does not work, IV fluids may be needed, or an anti-emetic, such as zofran. ...Read more

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Dr. Cory Annis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

Dr. Cory Annis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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What to eat the day after having the stomach flu if still naueous?

Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, white rice, popsicles, bananas. Not teh center of a healthy diet but also don't challenge an inflamed stomach. Even inflamed tissue can absorb simple sugars so you can get some calories. If you vomit, go back to clear liquids. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Help for stomach flu?

Dr. Steven Hill
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Help for stomach flu?

Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best. ...Read more

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can the stomach flu go away on its own?

Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can the stomach flu go away on its own?

Yes.: Stomach flu by definition is triggered by a virus. Viral infections/flu are typically self-limited diseases, going away without specific treatment by "running its course". But complications of the viral illness such as dehydration, abdominal pain, high fever, etc. Can be problematic. Consequently, most patients seek help to avoid or prevent these worrisome side effects. So call your md for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other fluids to prevent dehydration. The more severe cases end up in a hospital for ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (the "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more


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