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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: Very Ill Diabetic PLEASE REPLY ASAP


 elizabethms2577 - Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:37 pm

I woke up this morning feeling extremely ill. I have stomach pains as well as severe nausea. I am TRYING to keep myself hydrated (I feel very dehydrated) but I throw up the water I drink. My sugar was high this morning above 280, but I am now 168 without extra insulin. I feel very very weak, nauseous and I feel as if I am going to faint - laying down does no good either.

We just purchased a small puppy from a pet store 2 days ago. I have no idea if I could have gotten this from him somehow but my husband is fine.
We do have suspicions that the puppy has round worm b/c of its bloated tummy.

I have had similar episodes such as this before, but it seems once I get an IV on I feel fine a few hours later. I can't go to the hosp. right now though & I am away from familly.

PLEASE offer me some suggestions.


Elizabeth
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:07 am

User avatar Hello elizabethms2577,
You seem to be describing symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a very dangerous condition. You need several tests that include acetone in urine. If your symptoms continue then you need to go the ER as this condition could prove fatal. It must be ruled out immediately.

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