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Relationship Between Severity Of Hyperglycemia And Metabolic Acidosis In Diabetic Ketoacidosis

We evaluated 114 hospital admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis (occurring in 78 patients) retrospectively by using the Mayo Clinic medical records system. Initial plasma glucose and serum bicarbonate values were examined by using regression analysis. No correlation was found between these two measurements (r = −0.03). The reason for this dissociation between hyperglycemia and hyperketonemia needs further elucidation, but it may be related to impaired hepatic glucose production in some patients. Copyright © 1988 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Continue reading >>

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  1. Prem Prakash Gupta

    Human urine pH normally varies from 5.4-7.8; it may be acidic, neutral or alkaline.

    Under normal physiological conditions, an alkaline (high pH) urine is observed after consumptionof diet rich in vegetables and citrus fruits. However, in pathological conditions like metabolic alkalosis or respiratory alkalosis, urine becames alkaline. In urinary tract infections caused by pseudomonas or proteus (urease containing bacteria), urine also becomes alkaline.

    Under normal physiological conditions, an acidic (low pH) urine is observed after consumption of diet rich in proteins. However, in pathological conditions like metabolic acidosis, respiratory acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis, urine becames acidosis.

  2. Mahesh Mahi

    Urine is an aqueous solution of greater than 95% water, with the remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration urea, sodium chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine and other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds (proteins, hormones, metabolites).

  3. Prince Horlortu

    The pH of human urine ranges from weakly acidic to weak alkaline depending on what we ingest predominantly. Human urine is weakly acidic in a healthy human based on our diet as omnivores. However the urine can be alkaline for vegetarians and in the event of a urinary tract infection.

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