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Diabetic Ketoacidosis - Symptoms

A A A Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) results from dehydration during a state of relative insulin deficiency, associated with high blood levels of sugar level and organic acids called ketones. Diabetic ketoacidosis is associated with significant disturbances of the body's chemistry, which resolve with proper therapy. Diabetic ketoacidosis usually occurs in people with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes mellitus (T1DM), but diabetic ketoacidosis can develop in any person with diabetes. Since type 1 diabetes typically starts before age 25 years, diabetic ketoacidosis is most common in this age group, but it may occur at any age. Males and females are equally affected. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when a person with diabetes becomes dehydrated. As the body produces a stress response, hormones (unopposed by insulin due to the insulin deficiency) begin to break down muscle, fat, and liver cells into glucose (sugar) and fatty acids for use as fuel. These hormones include glucagon, growth hormone, and adrenaline. These fatty acids are converted to ketones by a process called oxidation. The body consumes its own muscle, fat, and liver cells for fuel. In diabetic ketoacidosis, the Continue reading >>

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  1. HOUNDLOVER1

    I suspect it is a virus, but changing diet (in any way) can be temporarily stressful and challenge the immune system. This should be a minor and short-lived problem. Best wishes
    Birgit
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  2. BUDGETMAW

    Mom used to make us Egg Drop Soup when we were sick - Lipton's Chicken Noodle Soup (the dehydrated kind), make into soup and then an egg or two beaten into it. Nowadays I just use chicken broth and eggs. It feels really good going down a sore throat. Sometimes I add veggies, too - mushrooms, frozen spinach, a little tomato, maybe some green onions.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. GOALISSIZE8

    Thanks! I like the idea of some chicken broth and low carb veggies (zucchini has been my favorite lately). I know in the past I had never had any issues once I started on low carb foods. I had never even heard of keto flu until this last time I started getting back into the message boards.
    At least if it's a cold, it should pass in a couple of days. I'm not craving any carby "comfort" foods, so that is good.
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