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I Learned A Great Mnemonic Earlier. Shame I Can't Remember What It Stands For

I learned a great mnemonic earlier. Shame I can't remember what it stands for Reassuring news at the 10 top tips on CQC inspection session at Pulse Live : the clipboard brigade apparently dont give a huge amount of weight to my doctah never gives me nuffink feedback on NHS Choices. Really? We see negative comments with every practice, says the speaker, dismissively. So whats the point of the feedback section if those who really understand quality care know its a load of cobblers? Ah - that one remains unanswered. All the bad practices have good comments put on by their own staff, were told. I dont think thats one of the tips. Great idea, though. A quick hop across the corridor to catch a CKD update. I learn about SADMAN a great mnemonic to remember drugs to beware of in CKD. Cant remember what it stands for, though. So maybe not so great. More memorable is the fact that eight per cent of the population believe their kidneys pump blood around the body. Is that not right, then? Oh, and dont forget that CKDs fallen out of QOF. Your kidneys are still important, though. Both of them. That means plenty of fluids. Which reminds me, I need a pee and a coffee. Dr Tony Copperfield is a GP i Continue reading >>

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  1. Santosh Anand

    Insulin plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose) enter your cells, thus providing them energy. When your cells don't get the glucose they need for energy, your body begins to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones. Ketones are acidic and so when they build up in the blood, they make the blood more acidic, leading to the condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
    Now, in type-1 diabetes, there is no insulin production whereas in type-2, there is impairment of insulin production. Thus why Type-2 diabetic people hardly get DKA.
    Note: Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious condition that might lead to diabetic coma or even death.

  2. Lucas Verhelst

    In order for the cells in your body to access the glucose in your bloodstream so they can use it as energy they need insulin. Insulin acts like a key, opennin the cell door to allow the entry of glucose. Type 1 diabetics produce no insulin and need to inject it, thus the amount of insulin they have is strictly limited. Once they run out of insulin the glucose remains in the blood stream. If this occurs over a long period of time their blood glucose levels will rise due to the release of glucose from the liver. High blood sugar levels causes ketoacidosis which leads to coma and death.

  3. Keith Phillips

    Although type 2 diabetics suffer from insulin resistance, the condition rarely has an absolute negative effect on the bodies ability to convert glucose to usable energy. Type 1 diabetics have little or no ability to produce insulin. With the exception of neural cells, the rest of the body which without insulin is experiencing starvation, will consume its own tissues. (this is how people have endured periods of famine). This process however produces by products that eventually overwhelm the body's ability to process toxins.

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In this video i have provided simple tricks to learn Oral antidiabetic drugs

Medicowesome: Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs Used For Diabetes Mellitus Mnemonic

Oral hypoglycemic drugs used for diabetes mellitus mnemonic So whenever there is a LOT of things to remember, like a lot of drug classes or a lot of microorganisms, I personify them. I make them real life characters and give them creep personality traits. Here's a mnemonic kinda thingy on drugs used in diabetes mellitus aka oral hypoglycemics! Biguanides:Inhibits hepatic glucogenesis and increases peripheral uptake of glucose. Metformin meets glucose and advises it to stay out of the blood. It asks the liver to keep glucose in the house (Inhibits hepatic glucose production) and asks the glucose in the bloodstream to go into adipose and skeletal muscle (Stimulates peripheral uptake of glucose). Metformin never met a glucose molecule and did not tell him to not stay in blood :P Sulfonylureas:Mimic action of glucose by closing K+ channels in pancreatic cells, which leads to depolarization and increased Ca2+ influx, releasing insulin. Sulfonylureas summon insulin. They close the potassium gates in the haunted graveyard of the pancreas and chant depolarizing spells that open calcium channel. This brings back insulin from the dead. GlyBuride is more like Ghost Bringer. Drugs ending with Continue reading >>

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  1. Saraleesaralee

    Is it possible to stay on ketogenic diet for life-long?

    I have been on ketogenic diet for 2 weeks. It controls my blood sugar level really well. However I am not over weight. And I am worried about potential long term side effects of the diet. For example, high LDL level, steoporosis, auto immune disease, too much weight loss, vesicular stiffness. I was wondering if there is anyone in this forum has been on ketogenic diet for years? And do you experience any side effects from the diet?

  2. Aaron1963

    I've been on a strict ketogenic diet for 6 months, and was doing LCHF for much of the 5 months prior to that but didn't make any attempts at it being ketogenic so I may have been in and out of ketosis some during that period. I now have a blood ketone meter and remain in ketosis according to it.
    I did suffer excessive weight loss initially. I lost about 40kg (about 90 lbs.), and it ended up sending me from being very obese to being underweight. But I've always eaten very little protein, which I continued to do, plus I was doing intermittent fasting, sometimes not eating anything for days at a time. Once I stopped the intermittent fasting and concentrated on getting adequate protein, my weight went back up to my ideal weight and stabilized there. I've heard from several people that you really need to watch your protein when doing a ketogenic diet being it's easy for excess to hinder weight loss and/or increase your BG.
    I have had a few issues while doing a ketogenic diet, but not 100% sure which if any can be attributed to ketosis vs. some other factor. First off, as winter was approaching I got extremely cold all the time, especially my fingers and toes, but even my whole body was cold. I thought it might have been the caffeine I was getting as part of my ketogenic diet involves drinking lots of coffee with HWC, coconut oil, and butter. I switched to decaf and the problem pretty much went away, but I don't know if it was the caffeine, the ketosis, the massive weight loss (lack of body fat), something else, or a combination of factors.
    I've also had excessive itching and a rash. That's normal for me during the winter months, but this year it started a bit early, went longer, and was much worse than normal. I think it may very well have been my usual sensitivity to the cold dry weather, aggravated by toxins released during my rapid weight loss, and perhaps ketones being emitted through the skin. It's just recently started to clear up and the rash is gone and most of the itching.
    I got keto-breath for a week or two when I first concentrated on going keto. It was very noticeable, but disappeared after that and no issues anymore with my breath.
    This diet is very sustainable for me. I tried my whole adult life to diet to lose weight and was never successful. This time I wanted to lose weight, but my primary focus was controlling my BG, meaning reducing carbs down to a low-carb level, which caused me to gravitate naturally to a LCHF diet. For the first time I have no desire to go back to my old way of eating. I love this diet and it's completely satisfying. So I killed two birds with one stone - got my BG under control, down to non-diabetic levels, and got my weight down to ideal. Plus with the huge benefits (IMHO) of having my body use ketones rather than glucose, I'm totally sold on this way of eating for the rest of my life and have absolutely no worries about not being able to stick to my diet. I really have no strong urges for carbs anymore, and only end up going off the plan rarely due to social pressures or inadvertently eating hidden/unknown carbs.
    My LDL has gone up, but I've heard from others that usually it's benign large fluffy LDL that typically goes up when on a ketogenic diet. And my body is still adjusting. Also I've heard that LDL by itself is not a good measure of risk. So I'm not worried about it, but will keep an eye on things. I also have taken my ketogenic diet to an extreme, hitting a KR of 3.0 or higher almost everyday, and sometimes up to 4.0 or more. Not sure if eating much more fat than necessary for ketosis affected my LDL any or not. Initially my LDL dropped significantly as well as my trigs, but both increased at my last doctor's visit. I may try a more normal KR in the future while monitoring my blood ketones to verify I stay in ketosis and see if there's any difference in my BG, cholesterol, or other tests.
    I did also suffer from other typical symptoms during my keto adaptation phase. Most went away within about two weeks. But it's just been here at the 6-month mark where my BG numbers suddenly stabilized with very little change, and quite low, and overall I just feel absolutely fantastic. I feel like I'm bursting with energy and joined a gym and suddenly love running and working out whereas I hated them all my life.
    Well, I don't have years of experience with ketosis to report anything to you about that. Other than I've heard lots of other people with years of experience and not heard of anyone having any real side effects other than the things I've mentioned. However some people do find ketosis isn't for them and give up very soon. For those that feel it is working for them and stick with it, seems there's no significant side effects. But I'll let the others who've been in ketosis for longer than me speak for themselves.

  3. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD I know of a guy called no more carbs that was on it over 2 yrs. It is possible he is still on it, that chat site closed down but he was going strong on it.

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Sequencing of Codes: Depression and Suicide Ideation Codes http://go.cco.us/icd-10-cm-full-course Q: I have a question about depression and suicidal ideation. Should I code depression first and then suicide? A: Thats a great question. When we start looking at the ICD guidelines, funny enough, there is not a specific directive as to which one has to go first. If you look these two codes up in ICD-10- CM, the depression code in ICD-9 remember we had that generic code for depression not otherwise specified, it was a 311? In ICD-10, they did away with that depression not otherwise specified, and it now maps to major depressive disorder, single episode, thats where that goes, so its an F32.9. The suicidal ideation is a sign or a symptom code. It goes to R45.851. Some people go, Isnt suicidal ideation a sign or a symptom of depression? No. Not everyone that is depressed becomes suicidal. Thats why you do want to code them separately when a patient has both, and when its documented that the patient has both in their record. But there is not anything in the guidelines that says one has to go in front of the other; instead the guideline that we fall back to is how do we define our principal diagnosis or a first-listed diagnosis? READ MORE HERE: http://www.cco.us/depression-suicidal... https://youtu.be/VWoi8QXjR_Y ---------------------------------------- CLICK HERE: http://go.cco.us/icd-10-cm-full-course ---------------------------------------- More Information about Depression and Suicide Ideation Codes: Depression, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicidal Attempt Presenting to the ... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/... National Center for Biotechnology Information by B Chakravarthy - 2014 - Cited by 1 - Related articles Suicidal ideation was defined as any patient with an ICD supplemental code (V62.84) for that condition, without SA. Depression were defined with ICD diagnostic codes 296.2, 296.3, 296.5, 298.0, or 311; or RFV 1110.0, without SA or SI. Coding Depression unspecified with suicidal ideation - AAPC htp://www.aapc.com ... Medical Coding General Discussion Jan 19, 2016 - Ok this one is driving me crazy. I know there is something about this one and cant locate a coding clinic on it. Coding Depression unspecified with su. V62.84 Suicidal Ideation Dec 18, 2014 ICD-10 excludes 1 note for Suicidal Ideation Sep 3, 2014 Suicidal Ideation Oct 29, 2012 More results from www.aapc.com 2016 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R45.851 : Suicidal ideations http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Code... Free, official coding info for 2016 ICD-10-CM R45.851 - includes coding rules & notes, ... 2016 Billable/Specific Code ... Suicidal ideation; Suicidal thoughts. -------------------------------- CLICK HERE: http://go.cco.us/icd-10-cm-full-course ---------------------------------------- People who watched this video: https://youtu.be/VWoi8QXjR_Y Also searched online for: Searches related to Depression and Suicide Ideation Codes icd-9 code for depression with suicidal ideation depression with suicidal ideation icd 10 depression with suicidal ideation nursing care plan depression and suicidal ideation in college students depression suicide risk risk factors for depression and suicide depression and thoughts of suicide icd 9 code for suicidal attempts ------------------------------------------- FOR MORE DETAILS: http://go.cco.us/icd-10-cm-full-course ------------------------------------------- CONNECT WITH US: http://www.facebook.com/cco.us http://www.youtube.com/medicalcodingcert http://www.youtube.com/codingcertific... https://www.pinterest.com/codingcertorg/ https://plus.google.com/+Codingcertif... https://www.linkedin.com/company/codi... ------------------------------------------ Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MedicalC... -------------------------------------------- #icd-9codefordepressionwithsuicidalideation #depressionwithsuicidalideationicd10 #depressionwithsuicidalideationnursingcareplan #depressionandsuicidalideationincollegestudents #depressionsuiciderisk #riskfactorsfordepressionandsuicide #depressionandthoughtsofsuicide #icd9codeforsuicidalattempts -------------------------------------------- VISIT OUR SITE: http://www.cco.us/

Evaluating Sig Codes And Mnemonics For Error Potential

Evaluating sig codes and mnemonics for error potential Evaluating sig codes and mnemonics for error potential Many pharmacies use sig (or speed) codes and mnemonics to ease and accelerate the data entry process. Sig codes are programmed into the pharmacy computer system and used to represent a specific set of directions. For example, a computer system could be programmed so that the sig code 1TBID will produce Take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily on the pharmacy label. Mnemonics, on the other hand, are programmed to represent a specific drug and dosage strength combination. For example, LIP20 could be used to represent Lipitor 20 mg. While these codes can save time, they are not without risk. The following examples reported to the ISMP Medication Errors Reporting Program illustrate how processes involving sig codes can contribute to medication errors. A family practice physician in a community health center prescribed metformin 500 mg BID to a patient newly diagnosed with diabetes who was from overseas and did not speak English. When the patient returned to his physicians office a few months later, he brought his medications with him, as requested. His physician quickly noticed that Continue reading >>

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  1. OGrumham

    Are any runners on a ketogenic diet? I'm trying to burn some excess fat and it seems like the ketogenic diet is the most effective way. However, now that I'm a couple days "clean" from carbs, I've noticed my energy is pretty much drained and I feel less energetic on my runs.
    So, any fellow runners on a ketogenic diet and surviving? Will I have to make a choice between keto, caffeine, or running, because I'm really not liking this tired feeling?
    Thanks in advance

  2. lofflecake

    i run on keto.
    prepare to feel like shit for another few weeks. after that, prepare to really hone in on what it means to run at an easy pace because otherwise you'll just burn your muscle glycogen and start bonking on random 5 mile runs, which is a horrible mix of hilarious, sad and unbelievable.
    biggest reminder: keto with an active lifestyle =/= keto sitting around on the couch chomping on bacon all day. you WILL need carbs to replenish glycogen if you do hard workouts, just less... like, a lot less. check out /r/ketogains
    caffeine is very much acceptable on keto.

  3. OGrumham

    Coffee it is :)

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