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Hyperglycemic Emergencies

Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state have the same cause: insufficient insulin. There are two types of hyperglycemic emergencies: diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS). These situations require emergency medical intervention, since they can lead to serious conditions such as coma, even death, if left untreated. Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state have the same cause: insufficient insulin. These complications can arise in specific situations, during sick days, for example. Diabetic ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis mainly occurs in people with type 1 diabetes. It is characterized by hyperglycemia often greater than 20 mmol/L, with the presence of ketones in the blood or urine. Ketones are produced from the breakdown of fats. Their accumulation in the blood is toxic for the body. This situation arises when the body lacks insulin and must use its fat reserves for the energy it normally gets from glucose. Diabetic ketoacidosis can arise due to a forgotten or skipped insulin dose, an improper adjustment to the insulin dose, an insulin pump that stops working, or a serious medical problem (e.g., heart attack, Continue reading >>

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  1. donniefitz2

    I have been keto adapted for about 4 months now. Lost 30 pounds and 2 pant sizes and still going. The experience has been great overall. But there's one little hair in the soup, for me at least.
    I can't tolerate caffeine when I'm in ketosis. It makes me super jittery, I feel like I'm starving and I get really anxious. I started keto a few months back and go off of it for a while. While I was not in ketosis, I could handle caffeine just fine.
    For now, I just avoid caffeine, but man, I miss coffee.
    Has anyone else experienced this?

  2. anbeav

    I had to give up coffee in particular which was my main source of caffeine several years ago, too much energy and not the good kind of energy

  3. BigTigerPaw

    For me its been the opposite. Before keto, i was caffeine sensitive, even starbucks decaf had enough caffeine to make me anxious. Now I can drink regular coffee from Starbucks and be ok...which is weird because its been months since I drank coffee. But I started again after starting keto, and I expected to have a very low tolerance to it. Instead, I feel like it doesn't affect me.

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