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Pathophysiology Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis ?

I am a type 1 diabetic and I have a problem that I cant seem to figure out. I have an appointment with my doctor in about a month, because they cant get me in any earlier. But what happens is I get really sick to my stomach, my blood sugar usually drops EXTREMELY fast, I get dizzy, a headache, and I always seem to yawn a lot. I have some ideas about what it might be, like ketoacidosis. But I am not entirely sure. Do you have any ideas? I would suggest that you go to your local drug store and obtain a canister of ketosticks. Check your urine for ketone. It is a very simple test. This will tell if you have ketonuria. If this is the case it is important that you see a doctor immediately. Call you doctor and tell them what is happening and you need help very quickly. If your doctor does not see you, go to an emergency room. This is a very serious situation. Take care, Wanda QUOTE posted on the "about portions'' thread: "The presence of ketones is called "ketonuria," and further dehydration and ketone build-up can result in ketoacidosis which is a medical emergency. The bottom line is that the presence of ketones in someone with type 1 diabetes shows a dangerous lack of insulin and the Continue reading >>

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    Try some nuts for your protein too. If you are having tofu as your main source of protein then you are having some carbs. All vegetables have carbs. It's just a matter of choosing the right ones that won't raise your blood sugars. Nuts are a great source of protein, fiber and some of them are loaded with the good omega oils too. Good luck with your battle to lower your A1c.

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    Veggies that have carbs would be the starchy kind like peas, corn, of course potatoes. I eat a lot of broccoli, green beans, zucchini, even half of a sweet potato, to add variety. I think the diabetic diet is a lot like the old Adkins diet, which I used to do to lose weight. High protien, low carb. For a treat, I have sugar free jello with whipped cream on top, almost no carbs at all and satisfies my sweet cravings. I have eggs for breakfast, several mornings a week, but don't want to overdo them, so I do have cereal once or twice a week, usually Special K with strawberries or plain cheerios, with low fat milk.

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