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What You Should Know About Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can occur in diabetes. DKA happens when acidic substances, called ketones, build up in your body. Ketones are formed when your body burns fat for fuel instead of sugar, or glucose. That can happen if you don’t have enough insulin in your body to help you process sugars. Learn more: Ketosis vs. ketoacidosis: What you should know » Left untreated, ketones can build up to dangerous levels. DKA can occur in people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but it’s rare in people with type 2 diabetes. DKA can also develop if you are at risk for diabetes, but have not received a formal diagnosis. It can be the first sign of type 1 diabetes. DKA is a medical emergency. Call your local emergency services immediately if you think you are experiencing DKA. Symptoms of DKA can appear quickly and may include: frequent urination extreme thirst high blood sugar levels high levels of ketones in the urine nausea or vomiting abdominal pain confusion fruity-smelling breath a flushed face fatigue rapid breathing dry mouth and skin It is important to make sure you consult with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. If left untreated, Continue reading >>

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  1. Summer C(3)

    Atkins 2014

    Hello ladies and gents,
    This is my official Atkins thread. It's an off shoot from one I started requesting advice regarding the diet but am now ready to begin and hope others will join me. We can share tips, recipes, advice and just support one another.
    I'm 33
    Currently weigh 11stones 12lb. A majority of my weight gain is baby weight. I had my 2nd daughter in Feb 2012 and my 3rd in Oct 2013.
    I want to get back into shape for the warmer weather (we WILL have it!) and just to get back into my lovely pre-pregnancy wardrobe. I'm using the Atkins diet for the first time in conjunction with my Wii Fit.
    I'm thinking I'll weigh myself every Monday. I know a lot of people prefer Friday but for me it'll encourage me to be more disciplined through the weekend.
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  2. Helen B(2006)

    Hi summer
    Im in!
    My last baby was born in feb 12 feb 07 oct 05!
    So no excuses I did loose my weight but it liked me and crept on!
    Im 11 8 but shhhhhh dont tell anyone.
    Ive started today so fingers crossed.
    I like the ketostix in asda for a few quid they tell you when your burning fat
    Good luck we will be in are pretty summer dresses soon

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