How Can Dka Be Avoided?

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How To Avoid Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a possible complication of diabetes caused by extreme hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose. It is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication, one that you should work hard to avoid when you have diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis mainly affects people with type 1 diabetes, but it is a very rare possible complication for people with type 2 diabetes. Your doctor and certified diabetes educator will teach you how to recognize and manage diabetic ketoacidosis. It's critical to know and recognize the signs and symptoms of DKA, as well as how to treat it. What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis? Diabetic ketoacidosis happens when your blood glucose level gets too high—usually higher than 300 mg/dL. Because people with type 1 diabetes do not have the insulin to process this extra glucose, their body cannot break down this glucose to create energy. To create energy for itself, the body starts to aggressively break down fat. Ketones or ketoacids are a byproduct of this process. Your body can handle a small amount of ketones circulating in your blood. However, the sizeable amounts from DKA are toxic. Diabetic Ketoacidosis Causes Illness, infections, stress, i Continue reading >>

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  1. nattty3

    Well done with the 2 pounds ill be rele pleased if I have a loss on thursday fingers crossed! Will u let us know about the atkins bar and polos I'd be rele interested :) if they are allowed ill defo us! Does anyone know if u can get the ketostix anywhere else in person rather than online, like boots? Xx

  2. HayleyR

    You can get ketostix from any pharmacy, you just have to ask behind the counter xx

  3. nattty3

    That's amazing, well done!! X

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