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Diabetic Ketoacidosis - Definition

Definition Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes consisting of an acidification of the blood. When there is a lack of insulin in the blood (which is the case in diabetes), the degradation of lipids is raised to supply energy to the organism and this degradation forms ketone bodies. It is these ketone bodies that, in excessive amounts, are responsible for the acidification of the blood. Diabetic ketoacidosis can be a way of discovering diabetes, but can also appear in stable diabetics due to an error in taking insulin, an infection, a stressful event, or an intercurrent event such as cardiac arrest. This document, titled "Diabetic ketoacidosis - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net). Continue reading >>

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  1. zenlittleplatypus

    Just out of curiosity - I had a beer last night and I think I was close to my carb limit, but not over. I felt fine. I hardly ever come close to 25g, so this was a rarity.
    What does getting knocked out of Ketosis feel like? Is there a key indicator where I would KNOW? I'm sure I'm fine in this instance but for curiosities sake...?

  2. sfcnmone

    I gain 3 pounds overnight and I can feel it before I get on the scale. And I also have mad cravings for donuts, or for whatever carb cheat I did. For days.

  3. n7leadfarmer

    Granted, I'm only a month in.. but this is happening to me regularly. I've only crossed 22 net carbs teice in a month (28 and 35) and the whole first week I lost 6 lbs. Then the next day I gained 2.6 (didn't drink enough water?) And it took a week for me to get back to where I was. Then I lose another 4, and then I gained 2.2 more lbs, and it's taken me another week to recover from that. Is that the normal process for keto? I haven't read anywhere that this is typical, but I can assure you that I have not cheated at all. Any thoughts?

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Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Review.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes. It is characterised by the triad of hyperglycemia (blood sugar >250 mg/dl), metabolic acidosis (arterial pH <7.3 and serum bicarbonate <18 mEq/L) and ketosis. Rarely these patients can present with blood glucose (BG) levels of less than 200 mg/dl, which is defined as euglycemic DKA. The possible etiology of euglycemic DKA includes the recent use of insulin, decreased caloric intake, heavy alcohol consumption, chronic liver disease and glycogen storage disorders. DKA in pregnancy has also been reported to present with euglycemia. The recent use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors has shed light on another possible mechanism of euglycemic DKA. Clinicians may also be misled by the presence of pseudonormoglycemia. CONCLUSION: Euglycemic DKA thus poses a challenge to physicians, as patients presenting with normal BG levels in ketoacidosis may be overlooked, leading to a delay in appropriate management strategies. In this article, we review all the possible etiologies and the associated pathophysiology of patients presenting with euglycemic DKA. We also discuss the ap Continue reading >>

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  1. Aaron1963

    Peter Attia on people who don't do well on a Ketogenic Diet

    I know there's a few people around here who don't do well on a ketogenic diet. I know for myself, who does extremely well with this way of eating, it's sometimes hard to understand why it doesn't work for everyone. And I think sometimes the people who it doesn't work well for get exasperated with all the talk of LCHF and ketogenic diets. Well, Peter Attia, who I have a lot of respect for, talks some in this podcast about how there are some people who just don't do well on a ketogenic diet. I don't know if it would be of any interest for those of you who have this problem or not:
    He doesn't go into a lot of detail about it, but it's more that it's just interesting that there is a minority of people who do have this problem.

  2. furball64801

    Its amazing how all things do not work well for everyone. Ah the saying none of us is exactly alike. I did real well on a low carb diet when I was 25 only wanted to lose about 15 lbs then, was not diabetic had energy coming out my ears. Tried it 20 yrs later and did not change my numbers that much, yes better but not to normal. I hear from some weight falls right off them and numbers turn to normal, nice if you can get it maybe pancreas function should be measured who knows why or what causes this.

  3. Aaron1963

    Just to be clear, this wasn't in relation to diabetes, but people in general who want to go on a ketogenic diet but apparently have problems with eating all that fat.

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Medical Definition Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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  1. Nabeel Ahmad

    If hyperventilation occurs, excess CO2 gets removed. This shifts the pH of the body slightly to a more alkaline ph (Since CO2 is acidic. Loss of Acid in body = Increase in pH). The change in pH can cause these effects.

  2. Meredith VIguers

    There is a delicate balance of gases in the blood, including oxygen and carbon dioxide, that regulate our system. Usually we think of oxygen as something we need to inhale and carbon dioxide as something to be expelled, but when you hyperventilate, you expel too much carbon dioxide. In the blood, carbon dioxide is important for maintaining the proper pH, as it acts as an acidifier. When too much of it is lost in a short amount of time, you go into a state of what’s called respiratory alkalosis, wherein your blood pH becomes too high or alkaline. This alkalosis causes the symptoms such as dizziness, tingling, fainting, and can even cause seizures and severe spasms if the body is unable to naturally compensate metabolically to reduce to pH of the blood to normal levels and/or the hyperventilation is stopped.

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