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Treating Ketoacidosis At Home

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How To Treat Ketoacidosis

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 14:57 -- Richard Morris Immediately drink a large amount of non-caloric or low caloric fluid. Continue to drink 8 to 12 oz. every 30 minutes. Diluted Gatorade, water with Nu-Salt and similar fluids are good because they help restore potassium lost because of high blood sugars. Take larger-than-normal correction boluses every 3 hours until the blood sugar is below 200 mg/dl (11 mmol) and ketones are negative. It will take much more rapid insulin than normal to bring blood sugars down when ketones are present in the urine or blood. Often, one and a half to two times the normal insulin dose for a high blood sugar will be necessary. Higher insulin doses than these will be needed if there is an infection or other major stress. If nausea becomes severe or last 4 hours or more, call your physician. If vomiting starts or you can no longer drink fluids, have a friend or family member call your physician immediately, then go directly to an emergency room for treatment. Never omit your insulin, even if you cannot eat. A reduced insulin dose might be needed, but only if your blood sugar is currently low. When high blood sugars or ketoacidosis happen, it is critical that you Continue reading >>

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  1. __ish

    So, long story short, I remember reading somewhere that a great way to help speed your body's entry into ketosis is to do a 24 hour fast and some low intensity exercise. Trouble is, I can't seem to find where it was that I read that! Did I dream it up? Is this a thing?

  2. __loridcon

    i believe what you read is this:
    http://josepharcita.blogspot.com/2011/03/guide-to-ketosis.html#33EE

  3. __ish

    Yes! Thank you!
    I stopped eating at 3PM and did the wrong kind of exercise tonight instead of tomorrow morning, but that can be remedied.
    Has anyone had success with this method? This will be my first real go at keto.

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