Why Do Dka Patients Vomit

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Symptoms And Detection Of Ketoacidosis

Symptoms These symptoms are due to the ketone poisoning and should never be ignored. As soon as a person begins to vomit or has difficulty breathing, immediate treatment in an emergency room is required to prevent coma and possible death. Early Signs, Symptoms: Late Signs, Symptoms: very tired and sleepy weakness great thirst frequent urination dry skin and tongue leg cramps fruity odor to the breath* upset stomach* nausea* vomiting* shortness of breath sunken eyeballs very high blood sugars rapid pulse rapid breathing low blood pressure unresponsiveness, coma * these are more specific for ketoacidosis than hyperosmolar syndrome Everyone with diabetes needs to know how to recognize and treat ketoacidosis. Ketones travel from the blood into the urine and can be detected in the urine with ketone test strips available at any pharmacy. Ketone strips should always be kept on hand, but stored in a dry area and replaced as soon as they become outdated. Measurement of Ketones in the urine is very important for diabetics with infections or on insulin pump therapy due to the fact it gives more information than glucose tests alone. Check the urine for ketones whenever a blood sugar reading is Continue reading >>

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  1. Claire2332

    Has any one else experienced this and is it something I should get looked at? I am type 1 and woke up at around 5am feeling a little sick next thing am throwing up bile! Managed to go back to bed but still feel a little sick, I don't have ketones either
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  2. martwolves

    Hello Claire,
    I sometimes have this bright yellow bile after having consumed alcohol the previous night. This is the only time this happens and I think it may that I am compelled to vomit as my pancreas has a hard time processing the toxin and this speeds things up.
    This is based only on my own personal experience and I am not suggesting you consumed alcohol or make any personal remarks. I hope this helps? I don't think, in my case, it's harmful as I am aware of the cause and I'm fine afterwards.

  3. Claire2332

    Thanks no alcohol consumed to be honest I don't really drink and of I do I only have low alcohol larger and prob have a max of 2 bottles (I am a bit boring) I have just re tested my self and I know have ketones at 2.3 and 21mmol I've had a dose of fat acting insulin to see if this helps really hope I am not going DKA!!
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