Why Are Dka Patients Confused

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Why Are Diabetic Patients Thirsty?

Thirst that you don’t seem to quench is a symptom of diabetes, a condition in which your body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it properly. It causes too much sugar (called glucose) to build up in your body. Too much of it in your urine draws in more water, so you pee more often. That leaves your body wanting to replace the liquid you're missing. When glucose is hyper-concentrated in the bloodstream, typically around 200 mg / dl - although this number varies from person to person, your kidney loses the ability to re-take glucose out of the water. Under normal circumstances, almost all glucose is extracted from the urine and back to the body (as is most of the water, although this depends on how hydrated it is). Since the body can no longer extract glucose from the water in the kidneys, the osmotic pressure builds up (the pressure that forms between a liquid with a high concentration of solutes and a liquid with a low concentration). Eventually, it gets so high that the water can no longer be absorbed back into the bloodstream, and in fact it is being absorbed out of your bloodstream. Continue reading >>

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  1. Jaydev Kalivarapu

    This world is huge and limitless. So vast that people are often lost!
    There are unlimited ideas, countless things, millions of known species and incalculable unknown, billions of people and plenty of directions to go. With the multitude of philosophies and endless ideologies, distorted truths, crazy beliefs, silly conceptions how can a person not get lost ?!
    No path is perfect because the world is not so predictable. Every day episodes coupled with space and time complexities in this universe are impossible to understand. In the plethora of events, we usually don't observe much of anything we encounter, we don't understand much of everything we observe and the added complication by our quality of forgetfulness. Added to this the array of human emotions, instincts, choices, thoughts and feelings, how can a wise one not get confused?! (For unwise there is no path or the path is certain at all times - follow the sea)
    Harsh truth of life - isn't it ?
    But the confused are at-least digging for a better understanding of the world around them.
    Given the efforts of understanding, with time things heal - from a state of bewilderment about the enormousness in everything to manageable size of realm of world where we strongly believe the things we care about practically matter to a vast extent. It is then the the world seem not huge and empty but full of possibilities and reasons about what matters and what we passionately care about.
    Ever heard of no free lunch theorem?
    No single strategy is the optimum one for all class of problems. A strategy can hold good only for a certain class of problems.
    This holds good in life. It is only when we minimize our tract of world we care about to a manageable extent, we can derive a strategy, be certain about our path, kickoff with our dreams, pad our hearts with hope with an immense zeal to win - which works most times.

  2. Pete Ashly

    One source of great confusion is paradoxes of existence.
    One might be ignorant of a paradox and then be confused by what's happening when constantly bumbling between one horn of the dilemma to the other. One might deny a paradox by clinging to a narrow solution, in which case one will not feel confused but will look confused to others based on the behavior of denying exceptions with illogical arguments. One might investigate a paradox directly, resulting in surrender to confusion and the paradox's unresolvable power. In this last case the person may seem confused both to themselves and others, even though this could be the clear sighted position.
    Can you think of your own example paradox where this effect is evident?

  3. Armin Hanik

    Because we are not a ONE, we are a quorum with many many dissenting voices.

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