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Stomach Flu And Diabetes
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 moreGet help now ›
Diabetes mellitus originally means sweet urine. It results from the inability of the body to properly process food we consume into sugar and control it. Medically is defined as persistently high blood sugar above 125mg/dl in the fasting state or above 200 randomly--this is how docs test your blood to diagnose diabetes. Stay well and have ...Read more
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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?
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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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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