Dka Diagnosis

Share on facebook

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Is A Dire Diagnosis

Michelle Gerhard Jasny, V.M.D. has been practicing veterinary medicine on the Vineyard since 1982 and writing the Visiting Vet column for more than 25 years. She lives and works in West Tisbury. She can be reached at [email protected] Yves had always been a cat who liked to eat. A seasonal resident, I saw him every summer. When he was four years old, I suggested reducing the amount he was being fed. At six, I advised a prescription weight loss diet. It was a difficult regimen for his owners to maintain. Yves lived strictly indoors and didn’t get much exercise, and the other cat in the household had different health problems, requiring different food. By 11 years old, Yves was tipping the scale at 21 pounds. “He’s at risk for all kinds of diseases, especially diabetes,” I said, not unsympathetically, considering how many years I have struggled with my own battle of the bulge. His family committed again to helping him lose weight and last winter we sent them off with more diet food, recommending monthly weigh-ins with their winter veterinarian. Spring arrived. Seasonal folks began returning. Memorial Day weekend, Yves’s mother called. “We’ve been here two weeks,” s Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. furball64801

    Actually my thin 85 lb aunts lived to 88 with being diabetic. Yes you can but I never knew what it ran, my mom also very thin and it was cancer that killed her she never ingested anything harmful unless ice tea is in that. I do get your thinking but its your life your numbers, to me its about preventing damage I am 68 as of last month, I dodged a lot of bullets and for me being in control is important got to see all the grand kids graduate and get marries then see great grand kits oh my I am getting old.

  2. jwags

    A non diabetic will usually have numbers under 100 most of the day. I have tested my nonndiabetic family members and they are always under 100 even after eating. As diabetic's we are asked to keep our bgs between 100-140 which is not easy for a lot of us. It is said that blood vessel damage starts when bgs go above 140.

  3. sangdoux

    At this point, I don't think it really matters if stress was a proximate cause of your autoimmune diabetes. Whatever initiated the process, nothing that I know of is going to reverse it. My speculation is that my autoimmune response went haywire after I had a bout with the flu. If that's the case, I didn't develop obvious symptoms until several years later. Once the process started, I don't I could have done anything to change the outcome, certainly not after I showed up at a GP's office with BG of 425, A1c of 11.2, and various obvious indications of blood sugar out of control. I was misdiagnosed as Type 2 (I was 60 years old). I started on Lantus a week after diagnosis and managed OK for 5 years. Once I was on Lantus, my BG stayed under 200 and, as I recall, my next A1c was under 6.5. It took me a few weeks to feel "normal" when my BG was, in fact, "normal," and I had some pain and numbness in my lower extremities (probably from nerve damage) that eventually went away.
    After five years, when I began to lose control with once daily shots of Lantus, I finally got a GAD-65 autoantibody test to prove to my GP that I was Type 1 (LADA). I was referred to an endo, who added MDI Humalog.
    In any event, if you are a LADA, you are going to have to use insulin. If your BG regularly stays above 200, you're much more likely to develop complications than if you have decent control. For some excellent advice on managing diabetes with insulin, check out Gary Scheiner's book "Think Like a Pancreas."

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

Related Articles

  • Dka Diagnosis Criteria

    diagnostic criteria The diagnostic criteria for diabetic ketoacidosis are: ketonaemia 3 mmol /l and over or significant ketonuria (more than 2 + on standard urine sticks) blood glucose over 11 mmol /l or known diabetes mellitus venous bicarbonate (HCO3 ) ) below 15 mmol /l and /or venous pH less than 7.3 (1) The American Diabetes Association diagnostic criteria for DKA are as follows: elevated serum glucose level (greater than 250 mg per dL [13.8 ...

    ketosis Dec 31, 2017
  • What Is Dka Diagnosis?

    Print Overview Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The condition develops when your body can't produce enough insulin. Insulin normally plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose) — a major source of energy for your muscles and other tissues — enter your cells. Without enough insulin, your body begins to break down fat as fuel. This process ...

    ketosis Jan 5, 2018
  • Dka Diagnosis

    A recent analysis of youth with type 1 or type 2 diabetes shows that the incidence of DKA continues to be high…. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes caused by the build-up of ketone bodies secondary to insulin deficiency. While it occurs predominantly in type 1 diabetic patients, at the time of diagnosis, it can also happen in type 2 diabetes when medications are inadequately managed. Using dat ...

    ketosis Jan 4, 2018
  • Dka Diagnosis Criteria Uk

    CURRENT TOPICS The management of the hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state in adults with diabetes: a summary of a report from the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care AR SCOTT1 ON BEHALF OF THE JOINT BRITISH DIABETES SOCIETIES FOR INPATIENT CARE2 AND THE Abstract The Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care have recently provided guidance on the management of hyper- osmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS), a medical emergency wh ...

    ketosis Feb 24, 2018
  • Diabetes Diagnosis A1c

    NEW ORLEANS, June 5 -- The hemoglobin A1c assay should be the new standard test for diabetes, largely because its long-term measurement of chronic glycemic levels provides a better diagnosis than current tests, an international panel announced here. Patients with an A1c value of 6.5% or higher should be diagnosed as diabetic, the committee of experts recommended. But the group warned that there is no "absolute dividing line between normal glycemi ...

    diabetes Jan 4, 2018
  • Diagnosis Of Diabetes Type 2

    The Facts Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly store and use fuel for energy. The body's main fuel is a form of sugar called glucose, which comes from food (after it has been broken down). Glucose enters the blood and is used by cells for energy. To use glucose, the body needs a hormone called insulin that's made by the pancreas. Insulin is important because it allows glucose to leave the blood and enter the body's cells. Dia ...

    diabetes Jan 4, 2018

Popular Articles

More in ketosis