How Does Diabetes Cause High Plasma Glucose Levels And Ketoacidosis

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Hyperglycaemia (high Blood Sugar)

Hyperglycaemia is the medical term for a high blood sugar (glucose) level. It's a common problem for people with diabetes. It can affect people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as pregnant women with gestational diabetes. It can occasionally affect people who don't have diabetes, but usually only people who are seriously ill, such as those who have recently had a stroke or heart attack, or have a severe infection. Hyperglycaemia shouldn't be confused with hypoglycaemia, which is when a person's blood sugar level drops too low. This information focuses on hyperglycaemia in people with diabetes. Is hyperglycaemia serious? The aim of diabetes treatment is to keep blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible. But if you have diabetes, no matter how careful you are, you're likely to experience hyperglycaemia at some point. It's important to be able to recognise and treat hyperglycaemia, as it can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Occasional mild episodes aren't usually a cause for concern and can be treated quite easily or may return to normal on their own. However, hyperglycaemia can be potentially dangerous if blood sugar levels become very high o Continue reading >>

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  1. sandy

    I am always amazed at people who get constipated on this diet.
    for me, its the total opposite.
    yesterday was my first day, and already this morning the loose stools have started. within an hour of eating
    warning, this will get graphic
    in the past, I have had it so bad, its almost like "peeing out of my butt"
    it comes on with no warning, so if I am not near a bathroom, I am in real trouble.
    sometimes, its so frequent that it happens 5 times an hour and I get sore from going so much
    I eat mainly meat. veggies are just there to help the meat go down. I eat some dairy(but not yesterday or today). I eat plenty of fat
    So, am I not digesting the meat or fat? am I overdigesting it? If I am not digesting it, shouldn't I be losing weight like crazy?
    ox bile, HCL, digestive enzymes?
    I would really be interesting in hearing from someone who has had this problem and how you resolved it

  2. Dineen

    Going paleo completely relieved a lifetime of constipation for me. From things I've read, people who get constipated on a low carb diet are those who were "addicted" to fiber. You may have a corrollary issue with fiber, needing it to "bulk up" or slow down your digestion in the large bowel.
    Your particular 5 times an hour and very liquid stool, may be other issues with side effects of over supplementation (frequent issues with too much glutamine, Vitamin C, or magnesium, for instance). That was the past, so stick with what's going on now.
    Fat also is a great help for those with constipation issues, so you may want to adjust your fat consumption down just a bit.
    You can learn a lot about what normal stool patterns are from gutsense.org. There is a great image of the Bristol stool scale with explanations of normal there.
    Liquid is not good. Soft is good; daily and even after every meal is good.
    I find that if I eat too many fibrous veggies (more than a cup of grean beans at a time, for instance) I don't have a daily bowel movement and feel bloated or "backed up". My stools are still soft to pass though. So you may want to eat more veggies and more fibrous ones rather than just lettuce, for instance.

  3. sandy

    I don't take vit C, the loose stools happened before I took mag(and I take a chelated form), only take 1 glutamine, but not consistent with that, although the loose stools are.
    I think more veggies would help, but, one, they increase my cravings, and two, I get the feeling Dr K does not think we should be eating many veggies(esp during the winter) and that we should try to eat Ketogenic and as low carb as possible

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