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Difficult Diabetic Ketoacidotics - Bsava2012 - Vin

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe form of complicated diabetes mellitus (DM) which requires emergency care. Ketones are synthesised from fatty acids as a substitute form of energy, because glucose has not effectively entered into the cells. Excess ketoacids result in acidosis and severe electrolyte abnormalities, which can be life threatening. The median age of dogs with DKA is 8 years (range, 8 months to 16 years). Specific breed or sex has not been shown to increase the risk of DKA in dogs. Concurrent disease increases the risk of DKA, as does the state of newly diagnosed, yet untreated, DM. Clinical Signs and Physical Examination Findings Clinical signs and physical examination findings may be attributed to chronic untreated diabetes mellitus, presence of concurrent disease and the acute onset of DKA. The most common clinical signs of dogs with DKA are polyuria and polydipsia, lethargy, inappetence or anorexia, vomiting and weight loss. Common abnormalities noted on physical examination of dogs with DKA are subjectively overweight or underweight body condition, dehydration, cranial organomega Continue reading >>

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  1. rosieleavy

    Hi! I'm a 21 y/o female (former youth professional football player with Arsenal FC) so come from a huge sporty background and used to be fit as a fiddle. Long story short during a game I was tackled to the ground and the cartilage in my right knee essentially split into two. 2 operations, years of physio etc later agony has increased as my spine has begun to twist. I can't do any physical exercise apart from swimming (which I aim to do 3 hours of a week) but can barely even stand for more than 15 mins or so without pain. I also suffer from IBS and find Keto is fab for curing the symptoms! I like the diet (as long as I get a few breaks here and there) but was just wondering if keto would aid me to lose weight even without intense exercise to boot? I'm a Biomedical Scientist so understand the biomechanics behind it but it's a little out of my field- thoughts on keto without exercising? Thanks guys!

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