How Does Ketoacidosis Affect The Kidneys

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetes mellitus is the name given to a group of conditions whose common hallmark is a raised blood glucose concentration (hyperglycemia) due to an absolute or relative deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin. In the UK there are 1.4 million registered diabetic patients, approximately 3 % of the population. In addition, an estimated 1 million remain undiagnosed. It is a growing health problem: In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted a doubling of the worldwide prevalence of diabetes from 150 million to 300 million by 2025. For a very tiny minority, diabetes is a secondary feature of primary endocrine disease such as acromegaly (growth hormone excess) or Cushing’s syndrome (excess corticosteroid), and for these patients successful treatment of the primary disease cures diabetes. Most diabetic patients, however, are classified as suffering either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes, which accounts for around 15 % of the total diabetic population, is an autoimmune disease of the pancreas in which the insulin-producing β-cells of the pancreas are selectively destroyed, resulting in an absolute insulin deficiency. The condition arises in ge Continue reading >>

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  1. Adele L. Abrams

    High exposures to respirable crystalline silica (more than 50 ug/m3 as an 8 hr TWA) has been associated with renal (kidney) disease, according to OSHA’s final rule, which lowered the permissible exposure limit to this level, and requires medical surveillance of most exposed workers as well as exposure monitoring and implementation of exposure control plans. The rule took effect 9/23/17 for construction and becomes effective 6/23/18 for general industry and maritime. The rule is in litigation but the effective dates were not delayed by the court. In addition to renal disease, silica overexposures are linked with lung cancer, COPD, pneumoconiosis, autoimmune disorders and silicosis.

  2. Barry Gehm

    It would probably be bad for them (clog up the fine capillaries and tubules) if it could get to them, but I can’t see how it would. It isn’t something that would be absorbed into the bloodstream if eaten or inhaled. Inhaling it is bad for the lungs, for sure.

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