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Childhood Ketoacidosis

Patient professional reference Professional Reference articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use. You may find one of our health articles more useful. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the leading cause of mortality in childhood diabetes.[1]The primary cause of DKA is absolute or relative insulin deficiency: Absolute - eg, previously undiagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus or a patient with known type 1 diabetes who does not take their insulin. Relative - stress causes a rise in counter-regulatory hormones with relative insulin deficiency. DKA can be fatal The usual causes of death are: Cerebral oedema - associated with 25% mortality (see 'Cerebral odedema', below). Hypokalaemia - which is preventable with good monitoring. Aspiration pneumonia - thus, use of a nasogastric tube in the semi-conscious or unconscious is advised. Deficiency of insulin. Rise in counter-regulatory hormones, including glucagon, cortisol, growth hormone, and catecholamines. Thus, inappropriate gluconeogenesis and liver glycogenolysis occur compounding the hyperglycaemia, which causes hyperosmolarity and ensui Continue reading >>

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  1. iderpthereforeiherp

    Hi Keto-ers, i'm in ketosis, have been back in it for 3 weeks after a break for a vacation, and quite frankly i effing love this diet :)
    however today i slept in for work, and didn't have breakfast or make a lunch, yet i have had no hunger pains, been drinking my 500ml water per hour and just had a pepperami and a babybel.
    one of my friends is telling me how my metabolism must be overly slow for me not to have a hunger pang... and that this means if i have a kebab or anything like that it will show pretty quickly.
    how can i defend this diet of the gods??
    thanks!

  2. Casao

    General public perception of "slowing your metabolism" or "going into starvation mode" is bullshit, that is the #1 thing to keep in mind.
    In most people, the metabolism does not substantially change until around 1 week of fasting. You can skip meals, load up on meals, whatever you want - your metabolism will not slow down.
    What's happening here is you're solidly in ketosis. The current trend is to get your energy from carbohydrates, becoming glucose in the blood (blood sugar) and powering things that way. Glucose is short lived in a working body, which means that you'll get a burst of energy, and then it will go away. This is why you feel a sugar crash sometimes, and why people recommend eating 5 small meals instead of 3 big ones. As a result of this, your body will release horomones triggering hunger as your blood sugar drops.
    In a state of ketosis, your body is burning fat and releasing ketones. Once you've adapted to using ketones as your primary form of energy (I believe I've seen 2-3 weeks quoted for this), your body has a constant supply of ready energy, as it can burn fat as long as you have some. In this case, your body does not need to eat as much, and will release the hunger horomone less often. As long as you're getting the nutrients you need (which come from meats and vegetables much more easily than grains), you don't need to worry about forcing yourself to eat if you're not hungry.
    tl;dr: Your body is currently an efficient fat-burning machine, and that's why you're not hungry.

  3. iderpthereforeiherp

    thanks for the replies! my next question... the little amount i eat, is this dangerous in terms of slowing down weightloss? i always thought i should always have a breakfast? but i find myself forcing myself to eat it.

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