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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high blood sugar, low blood pH, and ketoacids in either the blood or urine. The primary treatment of DKA is with intravenous fluids and insulin. Depending on the severity, insulin may be given intravenously or by injection under the skin. Usually potassium is also needed to prevent the development of low blood potassium. Throughout treatment blood sugar and potassium levels should be regularly checked. Antibiotics may be required in those with an underlying infection. In those with severely low blood pH, sodium bicarbonate may be given; however, its use is of unclear benefit and typically not recommended. Rates of DKA vary around the world. About 4% of people with type 1 diabetes in United Kingdom develop DKA a year, while in Malaysia the condition affects about 25% a year. DKA was first described in 1886 and, until the introduction of insulin therapy in the 1920s, it was almost universally fatal. The risk of death with adequate and timely treatment is currently around 1–4%. Up to 1% of children with DKA develop a complication known as cerebral edema. The symptoms of an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis usually evolve over a period of about 24 hours. Predominant symptoms are nausea and vomiting, pronounced thirst, excessive urine production and abdominal pain that may be severe. Those who measure their glucose levels themselves may notice hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels). In severe DKA, breathing becomes labored and of a deep, gasping character (a state referred to as "Kussmaul respiration"). The abdomen may be tender to the point that an acute abdomen may be suspected, such as acute pancreatitis, appendicitis or gastrointestinal perforation. Coffee ground vomiting (vomiting of altered blood) occurs in a minority of people; this tends to originate from erosion of the esophagus. In severe DKA, there may be confusion, lethargy, stupor or even coma (a marked decrease in the level of consciousness). On physical examination there is usually clinical evidence of dehydration, such as a dry mouth and decreased skin turgor. If the dehydration is profound enough to cause a decrease in the circulating blood volume, tachycardia (a fast heart rate) and low blood pressure may be observed. Often, a "ketotic" odor is present, which is often described as "fruity", often compared to the smell of pear drops whose scent is a ketone. If Kussmaul respiration is present, this is reflected in an increased respiratory rate.....

Understanding The Presentation Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome (HHNS) must be considered while forming a differential diagnosis when assessing and managing a patient with an altered mental status. This is especially true if the patient has a history of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, be aware that the onset of DKA or HHNS may be the first sign of DM in a patient with no known history. Thus, it is imperative to obtain a blood glucose reading on any patient with an altered mental status, especially if the patient appears to be dehydrated, regardless of a positive or negative history of DM. In addition to the blood glucose reading, the history — particularly onset — and physical assessment findings will contribute to the formulation of a differential diagnosis and the appropriate emergency management of the patient. Pathophysiology of DKA The patient experiencing DKA presents significantly different from one who is hypoglycemic. This is due to the variation in the pathology of the condition. Like hypoglycemia, by understanding the basic pathophysiology of DKA, there is no need to memorize signs and symptoms in order to recognize and differentiate bet Continue reading >>

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  1. Jennifer72

    Body Temperature, Glucose & Ketones

    When my blood sugar used to be over 250 to 350 mg/dL all the time (24/7), I remember how hot I got. My body temperature increased and I had to bump the AC down to 69F in the house and turn up the ceiling fans.
    Since dietary change, I've dropped all my insulin and oral meds, (in the past 3 months), and I've maintained 109 to 135 mg/dL all day without effort (LCHF ketogenic intermitent fasting diet).
    I normally feel pretty cool when I get down to 110 mg/dL and have the house temp at 73F.
    Feeling a bit warm today but blood sugar was only 133 mg/dL.
    Here's my question, can higher blood ketone levels (BHB), cause an increase in metabolism as well, generating more body heat? My ketones are up, sugar not that high. Does my body want to increase it's metabolism since my insulin levels are now relatively low and so many fatty acids are escaping from the fat cells?
    I've been urinating a lot and lost 15 pounds in the past 8 days.. mostly water, since I returned to my ketogenic intermittent fasting diet (9 days ago). I pee as much as I did when I was peeing out uncontrolled diabetes sugars above 250-350 mg/dL all day. But this time it's due to the fatty acids & ketones? I don't mind the weight loss at all btw.. got 200 more pounds to lose.

  2. furball64801

    I have been in ketosis and never experienced being hot. Not sure what is causing it for sure.

  3. Jennifer72

    Originally Posted by furball64801
    I have been in ketosis and never experienced being hot. Not sure what is causing it for sure. Do you always pee a lot on ketosis? Or only when getting keto adapted? I'm relatively new to all this and perhaps not yet fully keto adapted? but my bhb was 1.8 mmol/L the ohter night. Urine ketones are usually around 4.

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, And Complications

Diabetic ketoacidosis definition and facts Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes (though rare, it can occur in people with type 2 diabetes) that occurs when the body produces high levels of ketones due to lack of insulin. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin. The signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include Risk factors for diabetic ketoacidosis are type 1 diabetes, and missing insulin doses frequently, or being exposed to a stressor requiring higher insulin doses (infection, etc). Diabetic ketoacidosis is diagnosed by an elevated blood sugar (glucose) level, elevated blood ketones and acidity of the blood (acidosis). The treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis is insulin, fluids and electrolyte therapy. Diabetic ketoacidosis can be prevented by taking insulin as prescribed and monitoring glucose and ketone levels. The prognosis for a person with diabetic ketoacidosis depends on the severity of the disease and the other underlying medical conditions. What is diabetic ketoacidosis? Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe and life-threatening complication of diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the ce Continue reading >>

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    Greetings! I just wanted to introduce myself because I will be lurking and reading your posts! My name is Katy and I live in New Orleans. I am new to the forum, but not to Keto.
    Eight years ago I was doing great on Keto/IF until I had the opportunity to donate a kidney. Although I had great biomarkers and passed all the other tests, etc., the docs refused to do the surgery while I was in Ketosis! SO, I changed to CAD until the surgery and then never got back to full Keto. Until a few months ago! Since then I have been 100% (which is much easier for me than 99%, if that makes sense), and am thrilled with all the results, and how I feel!
    I have been part of the FB group for women over 40 which is great, but was finding that the food postings are too much for me. I am definitely a KISS gal. I am SO happy to have found this forum and the 2KD podcast.
    Although I had done IF/OMAD in the past, I had never really heard about the EF until the podcasts. I love the idea - and it seems like it will help me take good care of my remaining kidney! I did my first fast last week for 36 hours, and just finished my second (48 hours) with a high fat meal. (0 cal drinks, water and broth - perhaps not a real fast?). I believe I will eat two high fat meals tomorrow mid-morning and early evening and start another fast and try to get to 72 hours. I am REALLY curious what the 3rd day feels like!
    Anyway, I am learning SO much from y'all, and although not a science person I'm trying to understand all that you share and enjoy the incremental education that I can pick up!

    The best to all of you! And thanks for starting/maintaining this forum!

  2. Jules_Swart

    Another donor! I donated in 2001 and used Atkins to drop a few pounds to get as healthy as possible. My surgeon said the same thing...no ketones during the final round of tests.

  3. katyq02

    Great! That is so cool! So that is why the elimination of the visceral fat from my organs is something of keen interest to me. That, and I want to continue to feel great! I'm so very pleased to meet you!

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When experiencing pain in your abdomen and back, people tend to think is a simple constipation however, there are more serious causes that could trigger pain in the left lower abdomen and back. Take note and next time you experience this kid of pain, youll be able to identify the symptoms of a more serious condition and eventually determine if its time to see a doctor.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (causing Abdominal Pain)

Tricky when occurring in undiagnosed, occult Type-1 Diabetics Accompanied by nausea / vomiting; may be severe enough to mimic acute abdomen Polydypsia & Polyuria usually present, but you have to ask about them Urine dipstick for large ketones (and glucose) strongly suggestive Continue reading >>

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  2. ljessica0501

    It varies for everyone. For me personally...it took 4 days to register anything and almost 2 weeks to get purple...I have never seen the darkest purple shade. Some people will tell you not to use the sticks, but I like them. My doctor told me to use them 3 times a day for a week to see when my body is the highest. Again...everyone is different. I am highest in the morning, but I hear some people are highest at night.
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  3. PeeFat

    Your body has to burn off all the stored sugar before it goes into ketosis. The shade on the stick should read ' moderate. ' Any higher means you aren't drinking enough water to flush out excess ketones. Too many ketones in your body is unhealthy. So don't think you have to be in the darkest purple range to be eating properly. Also the best time to test is first thing in the morning. Only diabetics need check more than once a day. On atkins we don't even need to use keto sticks. If you follow the rules you will be in ketosis.

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