Ugh the stomach flu.
Or is it....
Ketoacidosis (DKA) happens when blood sugar becomes elevated (over 249 mg) over a period of time and the body begins to burn fat for energy, resulting in ketone bodies in the blood or urine (a phenomenon called ketosis). A variety of factors can cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), including failure to take medication or insulin, stress, dietary changes without medication adjustments, eating disorders, and injury or illness. This last ca golden colored items in the prom occasions ... use is important, because if illness brings on DKA, it may slip by unnoticed SINCE THE SYMPTOMS MIMIC THE FLU (aches, vomiting, etc.). In fact, people with type 1 diabetes are often seeking help for the flu-like symptoms of DKA when they first receive their diagnosis.
Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis may include:
Fruity (acetone) breath
Nausea and/or vomiting
Dry, warm skin
In extreme cases, loss of consciousness
If you just can't seem to shake it, feel worse as time goes on, seek medial attention as soon as you can. Ask for a finger stick.
Also, keep sick kids home! A simple stomach flu can lead to a medical emergency for kids with T1D.See More