Can Diabetes Cause Leg Edema?

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Is Swelling Related To High Blood Sugar?

Insulin is a hormone that transfers sugar from your blood to your cells. When you have insufficient amounts of insulin -- or your cells are resistant to insulin -- a you may develop high blood sugar. High blood sugar is the predominant characterization of diabetes, but it is also associated with people who have pre-diabetes. High blood sugar can lead to complications of diabetes that include conditions which involve swelling. Video of the Day Swelling, also called edema, is the enlargement of a body tissue, such as skin or an organ. A buildup of fluid in the tissue causes swelling to take place in a local area in several parts throughout your body and leads to rapid weight gain in a short period of time. Common parts of the body that can be affected include the feet, legs, gums, face, blood vessels, joints and glands. Swelling can occur when you eat too much sodium or take diabetes medications called thiazolidinediones. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes characterized by swelling of the lenses of your eyes that is caused by damage to your blood vessels from high levels of blood sugar. Initially, you may not know you have any problems and your ey Continue reading >>

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  1. corn_pops

    Ketogenic diet on type 1

    Hello there.
    Some of you ppl already know part of my history, for the others I,ll explain. I'm currently married to a type 1 diabetic person with several years of poor controlled glucose on blood. Well, I have several days providing low-carb meals to this person, this person still eats white bread and some sweet from time to time. I leave him to eat all this goodies because since he is type 1, I don,t want his body to enter in ketosis state, I must add that even if currently he is using his insulin shots on the same time every 24 hours, it could happen (since it had happened before ) that sometimes this person "forget" to put his insulin shot and after like 30 hours from his last shot he remember to use his insulin.
    Well, I read somewhere that the minimum amount of net carbs a body can consumed before it start to develop ketones is 60 grams of carb daily, is this is true??? . I only want to decrease the amount of carbs my husband consumed to help his body to use less insulin from his shot, but I don,t want him to develop Diabetic ketoacidosis. Can someone confirm to me, which is the minimum amount of carbs the human body can receive without going into ketones.
    Thanks in Advanced.

  2. John.in.France

    It's my understanding that Keto-Acidosis only develops where ketones are present along with high blood glucose.
    Ketones in the system when blood glucose is at a normal level are harmless.
    As regards the minimum carbohydrate needed per day - again, I can only say that my understanding is that the amount needed is ZERO.

  3. corn_pops

    Zero carbs per day (only drink water and nothing else?)
    The case is, for example I provide lets said 20 grams of carb or 30 grams of carbs daily to him, so his body start to produce ketones because of the decrease in carbs...now..what happens if he "forget" to put his unique insulin shot any day or even decide to eat plenty of high carbs + fats someday (who knows) his blood glucose will spike up and he will have ketones in his body, I wouldn't want that in a type 1 diabetic. How can one avoid that to happen? (I read somewhere that if someone don,t eat less than 50 grams per day of carb, his body wont develop ketones).
    I am not very clear how this subject works on type 1 diabetic ppl, since they don,t produce insulin like non diabetic and type 2, so literally type 1 don,t have any defense against ketones like we do.

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