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Pain in tummy after car accident, more swollen on right. Diabetic, ketones showing 2+, sugar 24.4. Need for emergency ?

hi i had a car accident on monday evening. it wasnt major but wasnt minor either. ive broken my right hand have a sprained right ankle cut my left leg and have minor spinal injuries. they checked my stomach quickly at the hospital yesterday but since then when ive eaten ive been sick and the pain in the right side of my tummy has got worse and its become more swollen than the left. im also diabetic and my blood sugar results are all over the place. i was showing ketones at 2+ yesterday and this morning but they have gone now but my blood sugar is 24.4. should i contact the out of hours? thank you
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Endocrinologist 's  Response

Thanks for writing in.

Stressful conditions like the one you are facing can cause sugars to increase and go out of control in diabetics. With ketones in urine and sugars this high I would advice you to report to ER as soon as possible. Uncontrolled sugar levels can interfere with you healing as well.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help


Dr. Om Lakhani

Consultant Diabetologist
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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