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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus.[1] Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness.[1] A person's breath may develop a specific smell.[1] Onset of symptoms is usually rapid.[1] In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes.[1] DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances.[1] Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids.[1] DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies.[3] DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high blood sugar, low blood pH, and ketoacids in either the blood or urine.[1] The primary treatment of DKA is with intravenous fluids and insulin.[1] Depending on the severity, insulin may be given intravenously or by injection under the skin.[3] Usually potassium is also needed to prevent the development of low blood potassium.[1] Th Continue reading >>

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  1. brahdoogie

    Is this just a coincidence? Has anyone else started keto and have their appendix removed?

  2. NotAFrenchSupermodel

    Its a modern problem, some note countries with squat toilets have no issues with appendicitis. It's the way pressure is exerted on the bowels with western style toilets. Squatting evacuates the appendix by pressure on the right thigh.

  3. Ashrael

    Holy Crap! I re-started Keto last Monday and had an appendectomy last Saturday... Still, I think it was coincidental, I'd been on Keto for months in 2013 with no issues. Anyway, at least you know it won't happen again! All the best for your recovery.

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