Upper abdominal pain?

By Waffles&syrup Latest Reply 2014-07-21 16:31:11 -0500
Started 2014-07-21 06:44:28 -0500

I'm a type 1 diabetic and haven't been able to sleep the past two hours since I had been woken up by upper abdominal pain, I was wondering if it had anything to do with diabetes or if anyone else has experienced this? When I take a deep breath it hurts my upper abdomen and I can feel the pain travel to my middle/ upper back as well. When I tested my sugar it was very high, if that can effect the symptoms?

4 replies

Type1Lou 2014-07-21 16:31:11 -0500 Report

The only time I was hospitalized with DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis), I felt a pain in my abdomen and had trouble breathing. This was back in the late 1970's. Did you check for ketones in your urine? When your BG runs high for a prolonged length of time, you can develop ketoacidosis which is life threatening. I was in ICU for several days before they got my BG under control. You can get test sticks for ketones at your local pharmacy and should keep some on hand. If it is ketoacidosis, call you doctor immediately. He may hospitalize you.

funnygirl98 2014-07-21 13:14:44 -0500 Report

Hi waffles, I'm not on diabetic medicine and I get upper abdominal pain. It sounds to me like it could b maybe an ulcer or maybe a hyatal hernia. I've been dealing with abdominal pain for many yrs and those things are what I've been diagnosed with. Tums, milk of mag, nexium these r drugs I'm on to help with my stomach pain. I hope this is of some help for u.

RebDee 2014-07-21 09:31:59 -0500 Report

Go to the emergency room. We are not able to diagnose your symptoms. It could be an ulcer, your gall bladder, or something I don't know about. Contact your doctor for his advice. I can worry about you but I can't help you.

Waffles&syrup 2014-07-21 12:21:51 -0500 Report

I went to a clinc and they're not too concerned, I have afew test appointments I was just curious to know if any fellow diabetics have experienced this or if it's common at all.

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