How Do You Prevent Ketoacidosis?

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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 b

Diabetes And Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a medical emergency caused high blood glucose levels ( hyperglycaemia). Ketoacidosis is caused by a lack of insulin to process glucose to use as energy. The body responds by using fat stores for energy instead, releasing damaging ketones into the blood as a by-product. The symptoms of DKA include excessive thirst, nausea or vomiting, dry skin, blurred vision, and rapid breathing. Without treatment, dehydration is a risk to health. High ketone levels can often be smelled on the breath of a person with DKA, with a nail varnish or pear-drop type aroma. A related condition is a hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state, HHS, previously known as HONK: hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma. In this condition, high blood glucose levels cause similar symptoms as DKA, but without the ketones release. What is the treatment for ketoacidosis? Treatment of ketoacidosis requires insulin and fluids as recommended by your doctor. He or she may suggest that you increase the dose of your insulin or change your insulin type to a short-acting form. Your doctor will also suggest you drink more fluids - sugar-free, of course. You will need to check your sugars frequently an Continue reading >>

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  1. Capricorn1

    Hi, I never know if I am in ketosis or not since I don’t have ketosis strips. I am losing weight very slow with crazy ups and downs, mostly because of my water retention.
    I am wondering is there are any physical signs of being in ketosis? Is it possible to feel it?
    Also, do you think the fact that I retain water indicates that I am not in the ketosis? (I do drink my 1.5 L of water per day).

  2. kristie88

    Im so glad you asked this question because I have been wondering myself. eveyone here is helpful so im sure you will get your answer.

  3. FatCat

    Yes there are ways to tell if you are in ketosis. You may, or may not have any or all of the signs, but here are some signs:
    metallic or sweet taste in the mouth
    bad breath that can be hard to get rid of
    stronger smelling urine
    stronger body odor
    best of all.....lack of appetite

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Recurrent Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Causes, Prevention And Management

Abstract Longitudinal studies indicate that 20% of paediatric patients account for 80% of all admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The frequency of DKA peaks during adolescence and, although individuals generally go into remission, they may continue to have bouts of recurrent DKA in adulthood. The evidence for insulin omission being the behavioural precursor to recurrent DKA is reviewed and discussed. Thereafter the range of possible psychosocial causes is explored and the evidence for each discussed. Approaches to assessing the individual and their family to identify aetiology and therefore appropriate intervention are considered and treatment options reviewed. Finally, the paper examines potential risk factors for recurrent DKA, possible strategies for identifying these early and how to use these assessments to prevent subsequent recurrent DKA. Discover the world's research 14+ million members 100+ million publications 700k+ research projects Join for free microvascular complications may be accelerated. Re- seem to be typical of this population [2–6]. Given the identification of these risk factors, what do we know scribed insulin to follow their treatment regimen. This l Continue reading >>

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  1. Uaxi

    I'm not the biggest coffee drinker, but I do love me some French vanilla. Now I'm not exactly sure how to make it so it doesn't taste like black coffee.
    Right now I am using 1tbs Torani sugar free French Vanilla syrup and 2tbs heavy whipping cream.
    Those amounts make it barely enjoyable for me and I was wondering if I could use more or add something to make it more flavorful?
    Forgot to mention that this is for a 16oz mug kf coffee.
    Any suggestions?

  2. tyerker

    1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, 1 Tablespoon Butter (or the heavy cream could work), perhaps a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg (or even vanilla extract, like 1 or 2 drops.
    Immersion blender, and boom. Delicious, keto-friendly coffee.

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    If you don't love coffee, you can always skip it altogether? If you want a warm French vanilla drink, try what you've tried but with tea instead. It should eliminate the coffee taste you don't love.

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DKA diabetic ketoacidosis nursing management pathophysiology & treatment. DKA is a complication of diabetes mellitus and mainly affects type 1 diabetics. DKA management includes controlling hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acdidosis. Signs & Symptoms include polyuria, polydipsia, hyperglycemia greater than 300 mg/dL, Kussmaul breathing, acetone breath, and ketones in the urine. Typically DKA treatment includes: intravenous fluids, insulin therapy (IV regular insulin), and electrolyte replacement. This video details what the nurse needs to know for the NCLEX exam about diabetic ketoacidosis. I also touch on DKA vs HHS (diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (please see the other video for more details). Quiz on DKA: http://www.registerednursern.com/diab... Lecture Notes for this video: http://www.registerednursern.com/diab... Diabetes NCLEX Review Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Nursing School Supplies: http://www.registerednursern.com/the-... Nursing Job Search: http://www.registerednursern.com/nurs... Visit our website RegisteredNurseRN.com for free quizzes, nursing care plans, salary

What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis (dka)?

DKA is a serious medical condition that occurs in people with diabetes and can lead to complications, disability, and death. Most often, DKA occurs at diagnosis, and is preventable by early detection and treatment. Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes: Polydypsia (excessive thirst) Polyuria (frequent urination) Weight Loss Lethargy (abnormal lack of energy) Kussmaul Breathing (rapid labored breathing) Blurred vision Nocturnal Enuresis (nighttime bed-wetting) Candidiasis (yeast infections) Vomiting Dehydration (sunken in eyes, dry skin, dry mucous membranes) Confusion Fruity breath Flu-like symptoms Early Detection Can Save Lives Early treatment leads to better outcomes, which can be accomplished through public education. It is parents and teachers who see children daily that will be able to detect changes in behavioral patterns. A way to increase the public's awareness of the early warning signs of DKA is through the distribution of informative posters. In Parma, Italy after a campaign was implemented to increase awareness of signs and symptoms of Diabetes using posters, the rate of DKA decreased from 78% to 12.5% at diagnosis(1). The purpose of the posters is to display the early warnin Continue reading >>

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    Non Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

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    I had been trying to correct what I believe to be small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (something I believe I have suffered from for years) with a ketogenic diet which has given me success in the past. My symptoms included: abdominal cramping/distention, bloating, gas (very foul), constipation, fatigue, and intense sugar cravings. I am otherwise very healthy (26 years old, 5'8 @ 160 lbs approx 8% bodyfat and active).
    This time around, I decided to follow a more strict ketogenic diet (one that is epi-paleo). I ate lots of salmon, mussels, grassfed beef, eggs, grass fed butter, coconut oil, occasional mixed nuts and almond butter. After a few days to a week in, I noticed more severe symptoms: nausea, racing heart, and spiking random fevers with chills after eating and worsening constipation & bloating let alone major headaches. I ended up checking in to the ER, and was given lactulose to help with constipation. It worked, and my bloating was gone, but still didn't feel right. I went back for some bloodwork, and everything came back normal (I can post results) blood glucose was 4.5 mmol/L. I noticed I would feel ok if I fasted, but as soon as I ate the high-fat keto meal, within an hour I'd spike a fever, and get major nausea and chills. I literally felt poisoned. I decided to check my urinary ketone levels using ketostix, and came back around 8 mmol/L. I was a little concerned given that on the pamphlet that a doctor should be contacted with a reading over 4 mmol/L. I thought perhaps my ketones were too high, so I decided to take in around 50g of carbs to see if that would bring me down. Bad idea. Nausea hit harder than ever and I was over the toilet thought I was dying (everything spinning, vision was fading out, body went numb and tingly, I was slowly drifting away). I had to get my wife to call 911, and luckily before they arrived, I snapped out of it, but had a mild fever and sweats and was shooken up.
    Paramedics said everything was fine, blood pressure a little high but normal with the stress. Also blood glucose was at 8 mmol/L. Decided to have them take me in. Had ketones checked at hospital and read 6 mmol/L, and blood glucose went up to 8.2 mmol/L. They monitored me for a few hours, and blood glucose dropped back to normal by early morning (4.0 mmol/L) and ketones slowly fell as well.
    The next day, I consumed a well balanced diet with carbs (avoiding refined/sugary carbs) and brought myself out of ketosis. All my symptoms went away and I felt better (other than feeling exhausted). Now today (a day later) I continued the well balanced diet, only now all my "pre-keto" symptoms reappeared (major foul gas, bloating, and constipation).
    Can anyone make any sense of this madness? Was this maybe a bad case of "die-off" symptoms? Or could my ketone level have caused me to feel "poisoned"? I wonder why my levels climbed so high since I am not a diabetic. I found a case of "non-diabetic ketoacidosis" which describes my case almost identically: http://www.empr.com/case-studies/a-...betic-patient-whats-the-cause/article/443559/
    Need suggestions on how to combat these GI issues/bacterial overgrowth now. Perhaps a non-keto/low carb diet (100g per day)?

  3. Jenelle

    I have had great success with a low-FODMAP approach. When I eliminate most of the foods that are high in FODMAPs, I experience almost zero digestive distress. If you haven't heard of this ~ definitely worth a Google.

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