From Maryland, USA:
If vomiting occurs within a minute or two after successfully treating a low blood sugar, is there any concern that the ingested sugar hasn't been retained?
Vomiting is a seeming part of lows -- I think it is the stress. Glucagon makes kids vomit too -- that's why I like to use low dose glucagon. Mix and give a little and give some more if needed. The mixed glucagon is good for an hour or so.
The real answer to your question is a science project. You just have to check the sugar after the low and see. Is it possible all the sugar was vomited up? I don't think that is likely. Check a blood sugar in 15 minutes and repeat if needed.
Original posting 25 Apr 2001
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
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