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Lactic Acidosis Secondary To Metformin Overdose: A Case Report

Timbrell et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.2012 Metformin is a commonly used treatment modality in type 2 diabetes mellitus, with a well documented side effect of lactic acidosis. In the intensive care setting lactate and pH levels are regularly used as a useful predictor of poor prognosis. In this article we highlight how high lactate levels are not an accurate predictor of mortality in deliberate metformin overdose. We present the case of a 70-year-old Caucasian man who took a deliberate metformin overdose of unknown quantity. He had a profound lactic acidosis at presentation with a pH of 6.93 and a lactate level of more than 20mmol/L. These figures would normally correspond with a mortality of more than 80%; however, with appropriate management this patients condition improved. We provide evidence that the decision to treat severe lactic acidosis in deliberate metformin overdose should not be based on arterial lactate and pH levels, as would be the case in other overdoses. We also demonstrate that appropriate treatment with hemodiafiltration and 8.4% sodium bicarbonate, even in patients with a very high lactate and low pH, can be successful. MetforminLactate LevelLactic Acido Continue reading >>

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  1. samuelbreezey

    Hey guys,
    Who measures if they are in ketosis? If so, what do you use?
    I was looking at measuring to see if I am in Ketosis since I am just transitioning into the Keto way of life. Also I am looking at following a more TKD approach so would like to experiment and see how long I return to Keto when taking X amount of carbs as a pre workout.
    I was looking at glucose monitors but these seem expensive when compared to a Ketonix in the long run - https://www.ketonix.com/
    Thanks

  2. carbaholic

    Blood ketone monitoring is the only way to correctly check. The urine keto stix are a waste of time and money.

  3. metaStatic

    to elaborate; ketostix measure EXCESS ketones so are only relevant in the very early stages of nutritional ketosis or if you are diabetic.

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What is VISUAL IMPAIRMENT? What does VISUAL IMPAIRMENT mean? VISUAL IMPAIRMENT meaning - VISUAL IMPAIRMENT definition - VISUAL IMPAIRMENT explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses. Visual impairment is often defined as a best corrected visual acuity of worse than either 20/40 or 20/60. The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. Visual impairment may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking. The most common causes of visual impairment globally are uncorrected refractive errors (43%), cataracts (33%), and glaucoma (2%). Refractive errors include near sighted, far sighted, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness. Other disorders that may cause visual problems include age related macular degeneration,

Risk Of Lactic Acidosis Or Elevated Lactate Concentrations In Metformin Users With Renal Impairment: A Population-based Cohort Study.

Risk of lactic acidosis or elevated lactate concentrations in metformin users with renal impairment: a population-based cohort study. Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, the NetherlandsHospital Pharmacy 'ZANOB', 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, the NetherlandsDepartment of Clinical Pharmacy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Hospital Pharmacy 'ZANOB', 's-Hertogenbosch, the NetherlandsDivision of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, the NetherlandsDepartment of Clinical Pharmacy, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherla Continue reading >>

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  1. Alisonjane10

    Hello folks
    I've been following a low carb diet, moderate fat intake for 2 months now. After asking tons of questions on this marvellous forum, I've learnt how this way of eating works. Via testing, I know I am consistently in nutritional ketosis. I am currently losing about a 1LB a day in weight...which is great. But, is it normal? I'm aware other members have achieved huge weight loss whilst eating LCHF. But I'm unsure of the overall timescale. Recent blood screening shows I don't have thyroid problems. All advice gratefully received.
    Ali. X

  2. jack412

    do you want to slow it down?
    how are you feeling, do you see any diet like symptoms?
    how much more weight do you want to lose?
    it is a lot a week and twice that is recommended
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KYYnEAYCGk

  3. AndBreathe

    Alisonjane10 said: ↑
    Hello folks
    I've been following a low carb diet, moderate fat intake for 2 months now. After asking tons of questions on this marvellous forum, I've learnt how this way of eating works. Via testing, I know I am consistently in nutritional ketosis. I am currently losing about a 1LB a day in weight...which is great. But, is it normal? I'm aware other members have achieved huge weight loss whilst eating LCHF. But I'm unsure of the overall timescale. Recent blood screening shows I don't have thyroid problems. All advice gratefully received.
    Ali. X
    Click to expand... So, in two months you have lost 4 stones? At the outset, how much did you have to lose, and how close are you now to your target?

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Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis

Emma Fitzgerald, specialist trainee year 2 in anaesthetics 1, Stephen Mathieu, specialist registrar in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine1, Andrew Ball, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine1 1Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY Correspondence to: E Fitzgerald zcharm6{at}hotmail.com Dehydration in patients taking metformin can lead to metformin associated lactic acidosis, a potentially fatal condition Metformin, a dimethylbiguanide, is a widely used oral antihyperglycaemic drug used in the long term treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. More recently it has also been used to improve fertility and weight reduction in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Many large studies have shown that intensive glucose control with metformin in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with risk reductions of 32% (P=0.002) for any diabetes related end point, 42% (P=0.017) for diabetes related death, and 36% (P=0.011) for all cause mortality compared with diet alone.1 Furthermore, metformin reduces microvascular end points, and its degree of glycaemic control is similar to that sulphonylureas and insulin. Metformin is considered to be first l Continue reading >>

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  1. zekiCorbain

    Hi, I'm 37 y woman with pcos on metformin and currently 13 weeks pregnant. I was considering keto during pregnancy to lose weight (257 lbs, some of it is from my previous baby (stillborn in August)). However I'm a bit concerned that it could be nutrient deficient because I see posts about magnesium and salt needing supplements and keto flu. I also love fruit plus have cravings for carbs. Sometimes with the nausea it's all I can stomach. Is it advisable to start keto during pregnancy? Also I read stuff about it causing deformities to the fetus. Any insights? Thanks!

  2. Jinxii83

    My doctor said if you're already keto before pregnancy, he has no issue with it, but no drastic diet changes during pregnancy except cutting out things like sugar and caffeine. I'd consider starting small by just removing all processed sugar, honey, etc. from your diet. And don't compensate by eating a ton of fruit. Get you carbs from whole grains, brown rice, etc. That way you can step right into keto after without it being too difficult. It's actually pretty easy to lose weight while pregnant if you're already on the heavier side. Just don't eat extra... baby gets what it needs first, you'll start burning some fat for your own fuel.

  3. zekiCorbain

    I like the idea of starting slowly. Thanks!

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