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Posted: 4/1/2006 7:05:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 7:05:41 AM EDT by JFP]
my dad is a diabetic, has been for the last thirty years, he is 78 now. He keeps it under control to the point that he does not have to take insulin shots. Anyway he has been throwing up this morning and I was wondering if this sounds like it could have anything to do with the diabetes that would need to be taken care of by a physician?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 7:07:35 AM EDT
Please have him talk to a doctor.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 7:36:47 AM EDT
From a fellow diabetic- Usually the throwing up will not be diabetes related but at your fathers age even something like the flu or some other viral illness will be serious. The throwing up can rapidly lead to dehydration if not checked quickly. Get him to a doctor or medical facility soon.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 7:48:37 AM EDT
When you are 78, it could be anything. Old farts also dehydrate real easy. So I would take him to the doctor really soon.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 7:57:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buffman:
From a fellow diabetic- Usually the throwing up will not be diabetes related but at your fathers age even something like the flu or some other viral illness will be serious. The throwing up can rapidly lead to dehydration if not checked quickly. Get him to a doctor or medical facility soon.



+1
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:03:16 AM EDT
I agree with the responses you've received so far.

Also, if your father is using a Basal insulin, have his doctor consider the new one that just came out -- Levemir -- which has many benefits and advantages over the current Basal insulins on the market.

Michael
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