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  1. Sara
    Sara June 7, 2014 at 7:57 am | | Reply

    Really great article. Thanks for the information. Very interesting!

  2. Pam Sessler
    Pam Sessler June 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm | | Reply

    I’m T2 and I’m on pills and insulin and gaining weight seen every doctor and dietician and no can explain my weight gain. im a healthy Eater. Please need help

  3. Denise
    Denise June 9, 2014 at 7:30 am | | Reply

    Aha, that does make sense. It would make sense if the body’s sugar is too high and there’s not enough insulin for acidosis to slow bowls to prevent even more food/sugar from coming into the system and for slow bowels to try to get rid of what’s still in the stomach. The whole system makes sense if you look at what’s happening–your body doesn’t want you to eat a stack of pancakes if you already have tons of glucose and no insulin so nausea and vomiting is a good idea. But, like morning sickness, not every body gets it.

    Of course, just bc it makes sense doesn’t mean it’ true but it’s a great starting point. Thanks so much.

  4. Denise
    Denise June 9, 2014 at 7:35 am | | Reply

    Also, thanks for pointing out the whole potasium/hert thing!! When my duaghter’s pump site crapped out in the night and she woke with vomitting and a blood sugar of 500, I gave her lots of water and lots of insulin to bring it down. I didn’t test for ketones since I already knew they were “large” so I just pushed fluids and insulin until her sugar came down. it didn’t occur to me that she might need an ER visit! She was keeping fluids down and kept sipping diet soda and her sugar was dropping so it seemed fine. I didn’t realize how dangerous and quick dehydration can be and that bringing sugar up can actually impact potasium. I would bring her to the ER if that ever happened again. Thanks so much.

  5. anonymous
    anonymous June 14, 2014 at 10:40 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the article, and given the diabetic complication of gastroparesis, it makes complete sense to me.

    Even one day of bad blood sugars is enough to bring on a gastroparesis flare for me!

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