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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Home Treatment

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Diagnosis

Print If your doctor suspects diabetic ketoacidosis, he or she will do a physical exam and various blood tests. In some cases, additional tests may be needed to help determine what triggered the diabetic ketoacidosis. Blood tests Blood tests used in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis will measure: Blood sugar level. If there isn't enough insulin in your body to allow sugar to enter your cells, your blood sugar level will rise (hyperglycemia). As your body breaks down fat and protein for energy, your blood sugar level will continue to rise. Ketone level. When your body breaks down fat and protein for energy, acids known as ketones enter your bloodstream. Blood acidity. If you have excess ketones in your blood, your blood will become acidic (acidosis). This can alter the normal function of organs throughout your body. Additional tests Your doctor may order tests to identify underlying health problems that might have contributed to diabetic ketoacidosis and to check for complications. Tests might include: Blood electrolyte tests Urinalysis Chest X-ray A recording of the electrical activity of the heart (electrocardiogram) Treatment If you're diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis, y Continue reading >>

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Popular Questions

  1. Mugwump

    Low body temp---so cold!!!

    I have been hot natured all my life but now I am getting to the point I can't seem to get warm enough. I took my temperature and it was 96.7. I tested and my reading was 63. I ate some M&Ms but I am still freezing. The only new med I'm on is Byetta and I have been on that for 4 months now so I don't think that's it. Does anyone out there experience the same thing? My fingers are so cold I can hardly type.

  2. Stump86

    Have you had your thyroid checked? Hypothyroidism can cause a low body temp.

  3. Tiger Lily

    are you post menopausal?
    that can leave you very temperature sensitive....... summer is too hot, winter is too cold

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