What Body Systems Are Affected By 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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  1. Maverik

    I have been on a keto diet for about a week and a half and Monday I came down with a bad cold. So my question is, do I need more carbs to heal quicker or will it matter. Common sense would tell me to increase the carbs and resume the diet when I am well. Any docs or med students out there that can help??

  2. Hacker

    Don't know Mavs, so I'll bump for you.

  3. MPJBR

    My personal experience is that if you get a cold while on a Keto diet, you won't get over it until you resume a more balanced diet. I am a big fan of the ketogenic diets, but they really wear down your resistance and immune system.

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