Puke and Diabetes Don't mix well
E getting some fluids
E feeling alittle better after one bag of fluids and going to the bathroom with her IV.
Sometimes when E has a virus or something like that we can manage it at home with extra fluids and insulin but sometimes it's not so easy...like yesterday. She had started throwing up during the night and by 8am she was so dehydrated it hurt her to walk into the Doctors office.
It's hard to explain but in a nut shell a normal stomach virus can be very dangerous to a diabetic. Without a functioning Pancreas blood sugars go crazy when your sick, so the body dehydrates quicker. The good thing is if no fluids can be kept down then the ER or the Dr office will just hook a diabetic up to a couple bags of fluid so they wont dehydrate and die.
Yea, not being dramatic but if you have a functioning pancreas thank God for it.