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How To Treat Diabetic Ketoacidosis

1 Call emergency services. Diabetic ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. If you are experiencing symptoms like your blood sugar not lowering, you should immediately call emergency services or visit the emergency room.[2] Symptoms that require you to call emergency services include severe nausea, being nauseous for four or more hours, vomiting, being unable to keep fluids down, inability to get your blood sugar levels down, or high levels of ketones in your urine.[3] Leaving DKA untreated can lead to irreparable damage and even death. It is important to seek medical care as soon as you suspect you are having a problem. 2 Stay in the hospital. Ketoacidosis is usually treated in the hospital. You may be admitted to a regular room or treated in ICU depending on the severity of your symptoms. During the first hours you are there, the doctors will work on getting your fluids and electrolytes balanced, then they will focus on other symptoms. Most of the time, patients remain in the hospital until they are ready to return to their normal insulin regimen.[4] The doctor will monitor you for any other conditions that may cause complications, like infection, heart attack, brain pr Continue reading >>

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  1. javajo91

    I know this has been brought up in prior posts but it appears to be an older thread....so just to get a fresh answer ...
    I'm a runner...46 years old. Been on a healthy track for 6 years since my 40th bday.
    I was Vegan for 5 of those years and after eating animal products again my wife and I swore to never follow such an extreme diet again...and to just enjoy life and the wonderful food out there.
    With that being said...as a a runner...the idea of fat burning is extremely alluring... Plus the fact that ketosis improves ” brain fog" is another very compelling positive effect. Ever since I turned 40 I swear my mind is total garbage at remembering​ anything!
    I also enjoy the occasional beer and glass of wine....and good New Jersey pizza.
    I can do 8 weeks to get Keto adapted and keep my carbs under 50 grams per day....doing an 80, 15, 5 ratio....fat, protein carb respectively.
    After adaptation..If I want an occasional night out with the wife enjoying beer and pizza, I've read from this post it takes about 48 hours to get back into the ketosis groove again. Is this still accurate? Once again this is after being fully Keto adapted.
    I'm assuming that if you overdue carbs during your initial adaptation.. you're just not going to move forward.
    Thanks guys

  2. about_some_stuff

    I'll give you my experience. Been keto for about 4 months. I was extremely militant during the adaptation, which for me was between 3 and 4 weeks.
    Since then I've been pretty strict, but not militant. I track my food a lot of the time, but not always. I have a pretty good sense on a day to day basis how much to eat, and of what. My body fat % has gone down every single week since I started - from 18%+ to around 11-12%.
    Now for the unpopular part: you can safely ignore all of the people saying that it has to be a 100% lifestyle, that you can't ever have a "cheat" day, etc. You can throw out your worry about "getting back into keto", etc.
    I've pigged out on pizza every Friday night since I was keto adapted. Sometimes I have a little soda. Hell, one time I even had a donut the next morning. And guess what? I feel just fine. I don't get sick. I don't feel horrible. And I don't feel horrible about myself either. I really like pizza, it's part of my family's weekly routine, and I don't really care that for one night a week my body gets to process 100g of carbs within a few hours.
    I'm 100% certain that our bodies evolved to be totally fine when our ancestors stumbled across a grove of fruit trees and pigged out on 100s of grams of pure sugar for a few days.
    Your mileage may vary: test it out yourself. But I'd go with how you feel vs how people say you need to run your life.
    Having said all of that, I think it's important (and maybe what some people are trying to say) to think of your "diet" as a way of life. I'm 100% convinced that a ketogenic diet has a long list of health benefits and that I'll be eating this way for a very long time. As such, I don't view NOT eating stuff as a "restriction". I just view it as how I eat because I know it's great for me. And I view occasionally deviating from ideal eating exactly the same way as any other adult decision in life.

  3. javajo91

    Great write up and advice. I appreciate your input Thank you

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