What Happens In 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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  1. Drix_the_Pill

    I got into an argument with my mother about my diet. I recently took a blood test to reaffirm that my LCHF diet is making positive improvements on my health. I don't have the full results of the report yet, but the doctor says my HDL is 57 and LDL is 159, so LDL is elevated (normal = <130). He also mentioned my blood sugar is 102. Doc thinks exercise will help with my health, and says regarding my low-carb diet "keep doing what you're doing." I must admit I was on and off keto for the last month during the month before finals so that may have affected results. So I told my parents about these results and they are concerned that my usual 3-4 eggs in the morning have an impact on "cholesterol" overall.
    Dad's argument: I have never seen anyone eat that many eggs on their diet. I know you use internet to research these things, but please don't cherry pick facts that prove your case. Have you SEEN anyone to eat 3-4 eggs a day?
    Mom's argument: My doctor tells me that eggs are bad, and I stopped eating them and I improved my cholesterol. I also knew some co-workers who used to have bad cholesterol and when they stopped eating eggs, they improved their levels.
    Really? Is conventional wisdom this stupid? They conveniently ignore the fact that LCHF has made me lose nearly 50 pounds and my protests that the diet really makes me feel more healthy and energetic. My mom still supports buying my eggs, but she treats it with such disgust, when she still buys junk food like soda and cookies happily and thinks these are necessary. I was hoping to have good results on my blood test to sway my parents to converting to LCHF, but I guess my intermittent cheat month didn't help too much (even if I only gained like 3 lb).
    Good thing they don't say anything about meat. Because I'm going to suggest buying red meat next time we go shopping for my breakfast. Yes, big bad red meat. Please stop with the conventional wisdom.

  2. Azurenightsky

    Since no one has said this yet. You've lost 50lbs mate. That's going to increase your cholesterol numbers because part of the adipose tissue you've lost was composed of cholesterol, as is all fat. Tell them to wait patiently, in 6 months after you've reached your goal weight, get your blood checked again, it should be normalized and stable by then.

  3. CanuckLoonieGurl

    Exactly what I was going to say. Recheck at your goal weight so you can show them better numbers :)

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