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Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis Hypoglycemic Or Hyperglycemic?

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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

Diabetic Emergencies - Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State And Hypoglycaemia.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pittsburgh, 3601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 560, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) and hypoglycaemia are serious complications of diabetes mellitus that require prompt recognition, diagnosis and treatment. DKA and HHS are characterized by insulinopaenia and severe hyperglycaemia; clinically, these two conditions differ only by the degree of dehydration and the severity of metabolic acidosis. The overall mortality recorded among children and adults with DKA is <1%. Mortality among patients with HHS is ~10-fold higher than that associated with DKA. The prognosis and outcome of patients with DKA or HHS are determined by the severity of dehydration, the presence of comorbidities and age >60 years. The estimated annual cost of hospital treatment for patients experiencing hyperglycaemic crises in the USA exceeds US$2 billion. Hypoglycaemia is a frequent and serious adverse effect of antidiabetic therapy that is associated with both immedi Continue reading >>

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  1. qooqle

    I'm a quite slender person except when it comes to my belly - if I don't suck it in, it looks like I'm pregnant (lol.) I suspect it expanded when I was taking some medications that made me gain weight.
    So my question is - will adopting the keto diet help lose the bulging fat there? Or will I still have to work out etc to get rid of this blubber? I understand keto doesn't target a specific part of the body, but still wondering if it could help.
    And I'm not talking about getting abs or a perfectly toned stomach, just getting the fat down.
    Thanks for your help if you can answer my nooby question.

  2. abdada

    Belly fat on both genders is typically stubborn fat so it is usually the last to go.
    If you have a beer belly gut, that will go first up to a point.
    You don't need to work out. Abs are 90% made in the kitchen.
    But getting your belly fat down means getting all your other fat down first.
    Keto will do this.

  3. qooqle

    Thanks for your reply! I've been thinking of starting keto for over a year ago, and regret not starting sooner.
    "Yesterday you said tomorrow" lol

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What is KETOACIDOSIS? What does KETOACIDOSIS mean? KETOACIDOSIS meaning - KETOACIDOSIS definition - 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... Ketoacidosis is a metabolic state associated with high concentrations of ketone bodies, formed by the breakdown of fatty acids and the deamination of amino acids. The two common ketones produced in humans are acetoacetic acid and ß-hydroxybutyrate. Ketoacidosis is a pathological metabolic state marked by extreme and uncontrolled ketosis. In ketoacidosis, the body fails to adequately regulate ketone production causing such a severe accumulation of keto acids that the pH of the blood is substantially decreased. In extreme cases ketoacidosis can be fatal. Ketoacidosis is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus, when the liver breaks down fat and proteins in response to a perceived need for respiratory substrate. Prolonged alcoholism may lead to alcoholic ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can be smelled on a person's breath. This is due to acetone, a direct by-product of the sp

Hyperglycemia And Diabetic Ketoacidosis

When blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) are too high, it's called hyperglycemia. Glucose is a sugar that comes from foods, and is formed and stored inside the body. It's the main source of energy for the body's cells and is carried to each through the bloodstream. But even though we need glucose for energy, too much glucose in the blood can be unhealthy. Hyperglycemia is the hallmark of diabetes — it happens when the body either can't make insulin ( type 1 diabetes ) or can't respond to insulin properly ( type 2 diabetes ). The body needs insulin so glucose in the blood can enter the cells to be used for energy. In people who have developed diabetes, glucose builds up in the blood, resulting in hyperglycemia. If it's not treated, hyperglycemia can cause serious health problems. Too much sugar in the bloodstream for long periods of time can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs. And, too much sugar in the bloodstream can cause other types of damage to body tissues, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems in people with diabetes. These problems don't usually show up in kids or te Continue reading >>

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  1. hkcool

    Got a quick call today from my doctor since I had a routine physical and got bloodwork and urine tests done.
    He said everything was normal except for really low vitamin D levels and oddly enough, ketones in my urine. He explained that typically it's a sign of uncontrolled diabetes but my blood sugar is fine. He ordered an a1c done at the time that I got all of my bloodwork done just to be thorough. I don't have the results in front of me but I could request a hard copy of them. Anyway, he assured me that I'm not diabetic.
    I'm a 20 y/o college student.
    Is ketones in the urine a precursor to diabetes? I did read that fasting or starvation can lead to temporary high ketone levels. As a full-time college student, let's just say that my sleeping schedule is rather...irregular. I had to fast for the blood test that morning so my last meal was dinner that evening. I didn't sleep until 7 am that morning and my appointment was at 9 am, so...yeah...
    The doctor said the next step would be a 24 hr urine test since they double-checked my results to make sure I actually had ketones in my urine and I did. But he also said there's no rush at all. I can't get the test till I'm actually back home so I'm just wondering now what it could be

  2. labrat

    Did you know the volume of ketones in your urine? Was it slight or high?
    Slight to moderate ketones can occur with exercise. Did you work out or do some strenuous physical activity before your appointment?
    People on low carbohydrate diets go into ketosis (usually preferably). These are things to consider if your testing does rule out Diabetes.
    Plus, this was a one time test. Without other symptoms or clinical presentations to preclude a diagnosis, it may be easier to simply repeat a urine sample next time, too. Shouldn't need to be a fasting sample, either.

  3. sweetthing

    Most likely caused by dehydration. Young people often do not get enough to drink. I would just make sure you have lots of water before your next test. You said you had been fasting since supper the night before? If you were a bit dry then and didn't drink anything, you could very easily have been dehydrated.

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Severe Hypoglycemia And Diabetic Ketoacidosis In Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Results From The T1d Exchange Clinic Registry

Severe Hypoglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Results From the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry State University of New York Upstate Medical University (R.S.W.), Syracuse, New York 13210 Search for other works by this author on: Jaeb Center for Health Research (D.X., S.N.D., K.M.M., R.W.B.), Tampa, Florida 33647 Search for other works by this author on: Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (D.M.M., A.M.), Aurora, Colorado 80045 Search for other works by this author on: Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (D.M.M., A.M.), Aurora, Colorado 80045 Search for other works by this author on: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (M.R.R.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 Search for other works by this author on: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (A.L.P.), Los Angeles, California 90211 Search for other works by this author on: International Diabetes Center Park Nicollet (R.M.B.), Stanford, California 55416 Search for other works by this author on: Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Stanford University (B.H.), Stanford, California 55416 Search for other works by this author on: Jaeb Center for Health Research (D.X., Continue reading >>

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  1. DARTHgrue

    I adopted a low-carb diet a while ago, and ever since I went into ketosis I have had the worst insomnia of my life. I usually struggle with severe insomnia, but this is radical - drinking large amounts of alcohol (only thing that seems to help) buys me ~3hrs, otherwise I just DON'T SLEEP. I'm having extreme anxiety and panic attacks because my brain just never gets a break. Someone gave me a Xanax the other day, and I got two restless, fitful hours of nap time. My question is, how long do I put up with this before I can determine if I will acclimate or if this will be a permanent effect of this diet and I need to abandon it? I know it's pretty early on and my body can probably adjust, but this is severely effecting every area of my life and taking a significant toll on my mental health. Anyone else experience this? Please advise!

  2. Ctrl-Z

    Not insomnia so much, but I can see how if you have anxiety problems and are stimulant-sensitive (as I am), the energy ketones give may seem a bit extreme and give you almost too much energy. I definitely have a hard time falling asleep at night on keto vs. not. I figure after doing it for long enough you'll get used to it.

  3. naygor

    I'm not a licensed doctor, so take my advice with a grain of salt:
    Have you struggled with stress/anxiety/depression before keto? I mean, are you under a lot of stress in general? You kind of sound like me a few months ago.
    It sounds like you're having trouble getting enough serotonin. When this happends, you're prone to panic attacks, negative thinking, lacking in restful sleep, and your train of thoughts seems to go a million times a minute. If your brain chemistry isn't right, like in my case, keto can exasperate your problems. I'm not saying keto is the ultimate cause of your problems, just that it can in some cases it doesn't help much. Eating meals large in protein as you do in keto increases the amount of amino acids in the blood, making it less likely for the precursor to serotonin, tryptophan, to cross the blood brain barrier. Consider dropping keto altogether until you get your mental health in check. You might have to make some radical changes to get your life straight again. I did. I was suffering from extremely crippling depression/anxiety and other symptoms like yours and had to take few months off of school to recuperate. I am 100% better now after seeing a naturopath and am doing keto now without too many hiccups.
    Here is what seeing the naturopath did for me:
    I got my neurotransmitter levels tested (serotonin, dopamine, gaba stuff) and all came out to be way lower than normal. There are supplements you can take to remedy this. I was put on some propriety supplements by a company called sanesco: Prolent (for serotonin, whose active ingredient is just 5-HTP), and Lentra (for gaba/dopamine, which has theraputic dosage of magnesium, taurine, and L-theanine).
    Also, my vitamin D levels, which are important in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin, were low. I had to supplement with that as well. Getting enough sunlight also helps with this.

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