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The Perfect Storm Of High Blood Sugar And Ketones

The Perfect Storm of High Blood Sugar and Ketones I was out of town for a couple of days this week for work, and Im pretty sure that I was this close to ending up in DKA (diabetes ketoacidosis) again. I think it was one of those perfect storm type of events. Id gone out to a concert Tuesday night and was out late, hadnt had any water to drink all day, so I know I was dehydrated. The Saturday and Sunday before that, I had been running fever out of nowhere and was asleep most of the weekend. So clearly my body was still recovering from whatever that was. Then mother nature decided to show up Monday night, which always causes high blood glucose (BG). Then I had a flight out first thing Tuesday morning, and flying always makes my BGs high so I use a temp basal. When I left my house early Tuesday morning, I was ok. My BG was 140. I set my usual temp basal to 125% nothing out of the norm. By the time I landed 46 minutes later, I was almost 300. Wasnt overly concerned. I felt incredibly tired, but I chalked that up to only getting 3 hours sleep and having to make a 7 am flight. First stop at the airport was Starbucks for a coffee (which I never even got to finish) and breakfast sandwich. Continue reading >>

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  1. Scrunchii

    Ok, ok I know...don't fast while breastfeeding!
    Problem is, I breastfeed my kids a long time and I've been either preggo or breastfeeding for 6.5 years (I have two kids, 5 and 2). I spontaneously IF and eat in a 6-10 window depending on when I get hungry. I need to lose some weight because of some back pain and was wanting to do some short (1-2 days) fasts.
    So, has anyone here fasted while breastfeeding? What happened to your milk? What are the arguments against breastfeeding and fasting? Thank you for any info.

  2. Chellb

    I have no personal experience with fasting and breastfeeding, but I understand what you mean about the "Just wait until you're done breastfeeding" advice, since I too measured my breastfeeding time in years, not months. So, no real advice, just commiseration. For solid breastfeeding advice, Kellymom is always a good place to start: http://kellymom.com/nutrition/mothers-diet/fasting/

    It looks like it's mostly about religious fasting. Oh, and I should mention that my kids are now Loonnngg past the bfing stage.

  3. Scrunchii

    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
    Since my baby is two years old now I was thinking about some fasting experiments.

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How To Treat Ketoacidosis

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 14:57 -- Richard Morris Immediately drink a large amount of non-caloric or low caloric fluid. Continue to drink 8 to 12 oz. every 30 minutes. Diluted Gatorade, water with Nu-Salt and similar fluids are good because they help restore potassium lost because of high blood sugars. Take larger-than-normal correction boluses every 3 hours until the blood sugar is below 200 mg/dl (11 mmol) and ketones are negative. It will take much more rapid insulin than normal to bring blood sugars down when ketones are present in the urine or blood. Often, one and a half to two times the normal insulin dose for a high blood sugar will be necessary. Higher insulin doses than these will be needed if there is an infection or other major stress. If nausea becomes severe or last 4 hours or more, call your physician. If vomiting starts or you can no longer drink fluids, have a friend or family member call your physician immediately, then go directly to an emergency room for treatment. Never omit your insulin, even if you cannot eat. A reduced insulin dose might be needed, but only if your blood sugar is currently low. When high blood sugars or ketoacidosis happen, it is critical that you Continue reading >>

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  1. spage_rn

    I have smelled sinus infections like that, but I would definitely keep the appt with the doctor!
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    Nurses...I am so glad I found this web site (thanks Jeeves!). Anyway, my husband's breath smells like moth balls. Yes, it is disgusting. I am making him an appt at the internist tomorrow. This has been going on since Thursday...poor guy has brushed, flossed, scrubbed and used listerine like crazy. He feels fine.
    I guess I am asking if you all can think of some reason for this!! I have looked and looked on line and in the Merck Manual. All I find is acetone smelling breath for ketosis. And his breath smells like an old man...reminds me of my father in law (66, had prostate cancer 5 years ago). Help!! My husband has no s/sx of diabetes. I have even done finger sticks...always less than 110.
    He had this happen about a year ago but we can't remember what or when it went away.
    thanks for any help or insight.

  2. CDN_NPtobe

    Any problems with urination? Sometimes kidney failure will cause people to be malodorous because its a way for the body to try and rid itself of toxins. He also may have a pharygeal pouch or something that is filling with food that could cause the odor.
    Just ideas--I would agree that he should keep his appointment. Let us know how he makes out...

  3. LydiaGreen

    There are many possibilities so the appointment should definitely be kept. Could be a sinus infection. Does he have any trouble sleeping? Excessive snoring, periods where he stops breathing? My daughter has enlarged adenoids (possible T&A surgery this month) and it doesn't matter how often she brushes, flosses, gargles - she still has bad breath (although, she isn't aware of it - we've never told her. She's seven and the poor kid has more than enough to worry about with the lack of sleep.)

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Ketone Drink Could Help Diabetics By Lowering Blood Sugar

Follow all of ScienceDaily's latest research news and top science headlines ! Ketone drink could help diabetics by lowering blood sugar For the first time it has been shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, presenting a potential future method to control spikes in blood sugar experienced by diabetics. For the first time it has been shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, presenting a potential future method to control spikes in blood sugar experienced by diabetics. Type 2 diabetes and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the past few decades. These conditions are associated with high blood sugar, which can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs and can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Although previous studies have shown that infusing ketones into the bloodstream can reduce blood sugar levels, this study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has shown that a ketone ester supplement can also lower blood sugar levels. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Oxford have demonstrated that a single drink of ketone ester enables better control of blood suga Continue reading >>

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  1. atcgirl

    I started 5:2 in september and initially tried to spread my 500 calories accross the day, but I lost no weight and couldn’t cope with the hunger pangs. Then I started just having all my 500 calories at dinner, with zero calories during the day (just a green tea in the morning for the caffeine), and I started losing a pound a week. I figure that my body needed to go into ketosis to actually shift the pounds.
    I am sick of green tea, I actually hate it. Black coffee isn’t an option because it gives me bad breath, so I’m going to need to go back to black tea with milk (no sugar). I figure semi skimmed is better than skimmed because having more fat in it leave less room for lactose and I only have a splash of milk, but will this bring me out of ketosis for any significant period?
    I know that my body will use some of the lactose as energy, I figure it can’t be for that long, but it’s going to try and do that as efficiently as possible; I don’t know enough about the science behind all this.
    Body building forums state all sorts of numbers from 10 calories to 50 and most of my googling has been fruitless. Anyone know?

  2. Pot-bellied Heron

    My understanding is that you won’t get into ketosis on the 5:2 though I haven’t really looked into it.

  3. atcgirl

    Some sites I’ve read suggest ketosis starts 8 to 12 hours after your last meal, others suggest it’s actually much longer – 48 hours. Which had me confused anyway.
    Normally i’d just experiment but I have a month until my love handles need to not show under my wedding dress and would prefer not to delay further weightloss
    It’s so little milk I have to believe it won’t make a difference! Also hoping it won’t affect IGF-1 levels but I think lots of people on here have already proved that it doesn’t because their levels have dropped even though they spread the calories out during the day.

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