What Is Ketoacidosis And Why Does It Happen?

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Practice Essentials Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening complication of diabetes that mainly occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it is not uncommon in some patients with type 2 diabetes. This condition is a complex disordered metabolic state characterized by hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, and ketonuria. Signs and symptoms The most common early symptoms of DKA are the insidious increase in polydipsia and polyuria. The following are other signs and symptoms of DKA: Nausea and vomiting; may be associated with diffuse abdominal pain, decreased appetite, and anorexia History of failure to comply with insulin therapy or missed insulin injections due to vomiting or psychological reasons or history of mechanical failure of insulin infusion pump Altered consciousness (eg, mild disorientation, confusion); frank coma is uncommon but may occur when the condition is neglected or with severe dehydration/acidosis Signs and symptoms of DKA associated with possible intercurrent infection are as follows: See Clinical Presentation for more detail. Diagnosis On examination, general findings of DKA may include the following: Characteristic acetone (ketotic) breath od Continue reading >>

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  1. Cheryl311

    The Ketovangelist Podcast by Brian Williamson on Apple Podcasts
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    A link to this podcast is on another thread but I wanted to post it here as well. As much as I don't want This to be true I have to consider it for myself because I am one of those people who seem to be overly sensitive to anything sweet. I've hardly used any sweeteners at all since Starting Keto on May 28, 2017 and even before I had pretty much cut out the sweet stuff including artificial sweeteners because of the rise in blood Glucose I get from consuming them.
    I'm sure there are those here that this doesn't pose a problem for but I think we need to stay informed.
    The podcast is the most recent about the dangers of Stevia. I don't think I posted the link correctly.
    [Direct link to podcast page - here.
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  2. yayhowfun

    I listened to this too!!! I'm trying really hard not to use any AS, but I think I'll switch to erithrytol if I do use any.

  3. collaroygal

    So glad I don't have a troublesome sweet tooth, it sounds like all sweeteners will give the same bad results. Going to have to order the book to absorb all this information.

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