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My son has Type 1 diabetes. He currently takes medicine for

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My son has Type 1 diabetes. He currently takes medicine for this. Tonight he is at a friends house. His friend called to say my son has vomited about 9 times and is weak. Since he is an adult, I cannot convince him to see a doctor. What type of risk should I be worried about. He took 45 units of Novolog 70/30
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

Vomiting can lead to dehydration. 9 times vomiting will cause lot of fluid to lose.

The danger from diabetic point is lack of absorption of food .

When insulin has been taken but the food is not there, then there is chance of hypoglycemia or low glucose level in blood.

When the brain does not get enough glucose it can lead to confusion , seizure & worst coma.

I feel you should persue him again to seek medical advice.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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