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Diabetic (diabetes) Ketoacidosis Treatment And Home Remedies

One of the symptoms of diabetes is the so-called diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA. This condition occurs as a result of the body’s dehydration at the state of insulin deficiency. This is also connected with the rise in blood sugar levels and organic acids known as ketones. Diabetic ketoacidosis normally happens to patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetic ketoacidosis is common to younger age group than that of type 2 diabetes. This condition can happen to both men and women. However, diabetic ketoacidosis treatment is available whether through home treatment or clinic medication. Causes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when a diabetic patient becomes dehydrated. Events that trigger the attack of diabetic ketoacidosis include the following: Infection related to diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever Inadequate amount of insulin Newly diagnosed with diabetes Heart attack, stroke, trauma, stress, alcohol abuse, drug abuse Previous surgery Home Remedies and Treatment for Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis treatment guidelines can be conveniently done at home. Self-care is usually available along with frequent checkups with the doctor. However, self-care Continue reading >>

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  1. Sez

    I have bought them in the past from Boots etc, but got so sick of the questioning decided to try to find them elsewhere on the WWW! (I felt a second class citizen using them just to check weight loss.....)
    I just bought 2 packs of 50 genuine Ketositx, long date, on Ebay for just over a tenner. I know its a gamble that they are in fact ok, but the seller had 99.3% positive (or thereabouts) so I thought it worth the risk!
    Any thoughts? Good price or dodgy deal?

  2. LizDesigns

    I've bought them from e-Bay before and Superdrug. Both cost around about £5 each so it sounds like you paid about the right price.
    As long as they haven't been tampered with I can't see you having any problems with them.

  3. shinyhappyperson

    Sainsburys pharmacy bit - £5.15.

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Diagnosis Coding When You Can and Cannot Code the Diagnosis http://www.cco.us/medical-terminology... One of the questions that we get from new students is knowing when you can and cannot code the diagnosis. I think a lot of students, as soon as they learn how to look up codes, they are ready to code everything that they see. And every new student does it. I remember I did it. I wanted to call myself a supercoder because I wanted to code everything. It's fun to code. But you can't do that. You need to code only definitive diagnoses and they can be hard to identify. One of the things that you have to stay away from is equivocal language. When we say equivocal language, that means it's kind of on the fence. It's not a definite. It can go one way or the other. You have to stay away from that type of verbiage. Impending or threatened conditions, you'll see that, but that can be tricky. You cannot code something if it has not happened yet, in most cases. Now I know that sounds again, a little ambiguous, but if your physician documents, for example, we'll scroll down here just a bit... impending rupture of spleen due to enlarged spleen. Okay, impending tells you it's going to happen. They're pretty sure it's going to happen but it hasn't happened yet. So you cannot code a ruptured spleen. You can only code the splenomegaly which is an enlarged spleen, 789.2. That's the proper code to use. Now I've got some more examples for you, so we'll scroll down and look at some of these others. Okay if your physician documents something like this -- Mrs. Jones is seen today with lower abdominal pain and spotting. I will admit her for a threatened miscarriage. So you're now saying to yourself, "Well, she hasn't had a miscarriage. It hasn't happened yet." But in actuality, there's a code for this because it's such a common event. You can, however, code 640.0 and you'll need a fifth digit. It does not matter that the miscarriage has not occurred yet. There is a code for a threatened miscarriage because that is a medical condition. If there had not been a code for that then you would have to code the signs and symptoms, just the spotting and the abdominal pain. Okay, we've got some more things to look at here, words that you want to pay attention to. "Possible, maybe, suspect, rule out, probable, expect, apparent, perhaps, conceivably, plausibly". Now if you're coding and you're coding in an office that you have repetitious documents from specific doctors and you see them all the time, you'll learn what verbiage they use. But if you're doing something like remote coding or multiple physicians, it may be a little harder and you have to kind of get to know how they like to document, how they like to word things. These are some words that just popped up in one day of remote coding that I was doing and it gets to be kind of humorous sometimes where you have to do a second take and say, "What did they say? They said maybe?" So scroll down just a little bit more. I've got some more examples. Okay, these terms mean your physician does not know or is waiting for more testing. If the statement is made, this is another little case -- Mr. Green has been feeling tired, thirsty and is making frequent trips to the bathroom. It's apparent he has DM since his father and mother both had DM by age 50. We will draw labs today. He is to return in one week for the results. Now, the fact that he said it's apparent he has diabetes, he didn't actually say that he has diabetes. He said it's apparent that he has diabetes. And then he confirms that he's not sure because he's going to do a test and have him come back for the results. You have to be very careful. If you gave this gentleman diabetes with the way you coded, it's going to follow him for the rest of his life. And he could have problems in the future, maybe even getting jobs or life insurance policies because they do look at your medical information to determine stuff like that. So you have to be very, very careful. He might just have a bad cold and be real thirsty. Get more medical coding training,, medical coding tutorial, medical coding tips, medical coding certification, and free medical coding webinars at http://www.cco.us/cco-yt https://youtu.be/yMGz3ctOKaA

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Print If your doctor suspects diabetic ketoacidosis, he or she will do a physical exam and various blood tests. In some cases, additional tests may be needed to help determine what triggered the diabetic ketoacidosis. Blood tests Blood tests used in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis will measure: Blood sugar level. If there isn't enough insulin in your body to allow sugar to enter your cells, your blood sugar level will rise (hyperglycemia). As your body breaks down fat and protein for energy, your blood sugar level will continue to rise. Ketone level. When your body breaks down fat and protein for energy, acids known as ketones enter your bloodstream. Blood acidity. If you have excess ketones in your blood, your blood will become acidic (acidosis). This can alter the normal function of organs throughout your body. Additional tests Your doctor may order tests to identify underlying health problems that might have contributed to diabetic ketoacidosis and to check for complications. Tests might include: Blood electrolyte tests Urinalysis Chest X-ray A recording of the electrical activity of the heart (electrocardiogram) Treatment If you're diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis, y Continue reading >>

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  1. purplegolfball

    Intermediate Fasting and Maintaining Ketosis

    I ran across an interesting post and response over on Peter Attia's blog:
    "lorraine July 22, 2012
    Doc, not sure where to ask this, but this seems as good a place as any. I read somewhere along the way that you’ve done some self-experimentation with IF. I’ve been doing the same, but limited to eating “within a window”. I usually wait 16-17 hours after last meal to start the new day’s eating. and eat two meals within that 7 or 8 hours. I really like eating this way, but I have found that it kicks me out of ketosis. Not so if I do fasted exercise. It seems to me, theoretically anyway, that if I’m running on ketones I shouldn’t have to turn on too much gluconeogenesis, but it doesn’t appear to be working out that way. I get kicked out of ketosis especially in the morning of the fast. Have you experienced anything like this? At least with me, it seems I need to pick one or the other. Thanks for any input.
    Peter Attia July 22, 2012
    You’re spot on. IF makes a steady-state of ketosis almost impossible, because of the bolus of protein in one meal. I’ll detail all of this when I get the post (or short series, more likely) on this topic."
    Lately, I've been eating one large meal with some snacking or a second light meal per day. I've found I like this. Keeping a ketonic ratio around two, it does result in an intake of protein for me up to around 60-70 grams at one time.
    I haven't noticed high post prandial readings or any significant increase in my morning fasting readings. This leads me to believe I'm maintaining ketosis, but I'm not sure. I guess it boils down to does it simply take maintaining a ketonic ratio to maintain a state of ketosis, or does it also require limiting a maximum protein intake at one time? What exactly, if anything, does our glucose readings say about maintaining ketosis?
    Curious as to what some of you longer term ketogenics have run across. I hate to break down and buy those expensive ketone meter strips, but maybe thats the only way to know for sure.

  2. jim55

    Today begins my third week of if. I haven't had any problem staying in keto when i break a fast. I've done two 41 hour fasts with the other 10 days being 20 hour fasts. I like the 20 hour fasts. It's just like normal eating without breakfast really. Very easy for me to create a caloric deficit without any feelings of depervation. My workouts have been fantastic, i have so much more energy it seems. I read somewhere that the gut has a hormone or something called gerlin (spelling) that causes hunger and fasting over time will silence this. I think it's true as i just don't have big hunger. I don't think it would be as easy if i were not keto addapted. My weight is down somewhere between four and six pounds. Hard to determine exactly as the fasting does cause rather large hydro swings.

  3. blaisjp

    Well this is all very interesting reading. Really. I mean it. I do 24 hour fasts a couple times a month. I find it is most effective combined with a high intensity workout of some kind. I don't really fall out of ketosis, at least not when I check, I just notice that my blood sugar goes up during the fast and exercise and then drops for the the next several days. I presume because glycogen is depleted and needs to rebuild. I know this goes goes against the idea that ketosis only happens when glycogen is depleted i just don't experience this.

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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high blood sugar, low blood pH, and ketoacids in either the blood or urine. The primary treatment of DKA is with intravenous fluids and insulin. Depending on the severity, insulin may be given intravenously or by injection under the skin. Usually potassium is also needed to prevent the development of low blood potassium. Throughout treatment blood sugar and potassium levels should be regularly checked. Antibiotics may be required in those with an underlying infection. In those with severely low blood pH, sodium bicarbonate may be given; however, its use is of unclear benefit and typically not recommended. Rates of DKA vary around the world. About 4% of people with type 1 diabetes in United Kingdom develop DKA a year, while in Malaysia the condition affects about 25% a year. DKA was first described in 1886 and, until the introduction of insulin therapy in the 1920s, it was almost universally fatal. The risk of death with adequate and timely treatment is currently around 1–4%. Up to 1% of children with DKA develop a complication known as cerebral edema. The symptoms of an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis usually evolve over a period of about 24 hours. Predominant symptoms are nausea and vomiting, pronounced thirst, excessive urine production and abdominal pain that may be severe. Those who measure their glucose levels themselves may notice hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels). In severe DKA, breathing becomes labored and of a deep, gasping character (a state referred to as "Kussmaul respiration"). The abdomen may be tender to the point that an acute abdomen may be suspected, such as acute pancreatitis, appendicitis or gastrointestinal perforation. Coffee ground vomiting (vomiting of altered blood) occurs in a minority of people; this tends to originate from erosion of the esophagus. In severe DKA, there may be confusion, lethargy, stupor or even coma (a marked decrease in the level of consciousness). On physical examination there is usually clinical evidence of dehydration, such as a dry mouth and decreased skin turgor. If the dehydration is profound enough to cause a decrease in the circulating blood volume, tachycardia (a fast heart rate) and low blood pressure may be observed. Often, a "ketotic" odor is present, which is often described as "fruity", often compared to the smell of pear drops whose scent is a ketone. If Kussmaul respiration is present, this is reflected in an increased respiratory rate.....

The Scary Experience Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Today, we’re excited to share with you another guest blog from Katie Janowiak, who works for the Medtronic Foundation, our company’s philanthropic arm. When she first told me her story about food poisoning and Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), I knew others could benefit from hearing it as well. Thanks Katie for your openness and allowing us to share your scary story so that the LOOP community can learn from it. Throughout this past year, I’ve had the honor of sharing with you, the amazing LOOP community, my personal journey and the often humorous sequence of events that is my life with T1. Humor is, after all, the best (and cheapest) therapy. Allow me to pause today to share with you the down and dirty of what it feels like to have something that is not the slightest bit humorous: diabetic ketoacidosis.You are hot. You are freezing. You are confused. You are blacked out but coherent. You go to talk but words fail you. Time flies and goes in slow motion simultaneously. You will likely smell and look like death. In my instance, this was brought on by the combination of excessive vomiting and dehydration caused by food poisoning and the diabetic ketoacidosis that followed after my b Continue reading >>

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  1. Starlight

    Post copied from CW Counsellors original post in the thread below
    DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL IF YOU ARE KETOTIC!
    Alcohol is a powerful inhibitor of gluconeogenesis. In fact, it forces part of the gluconeogenic metabolic process into reverse. This means that if all the glucose in the blood is being derived from gluconeogenesis then the consumption of alcohol will inevitably cause the blood glucose level to fall. Worse still, the alcohol also stops ketone body production, thus leaving the brain entirely without fuel.
    A person who is ketotic is 100% reliant on gluconeogenesis to maintain adequate levels of glucose in the blood. If, under these circumstances alcohol is taken, the person will become disorientated and might lose consciousness, not just from the alcohol, but from low blood sugar. Needless to say, this could be very dangerous, and even fatal.
    Alcohol does not have these effects if the glycogen stores in the liver are normal. Under these circumstances the blood glucose level in the blood is maintained by the breakdown of liver glycogen, a process that is not influenced by alcohol. If a person becomes confused under these circumstances it is due simply to the pharmacological effects of the alcohol!
    http://www.minimins.com/cambridge-d...ation/26311-dangers-alcohol-when-ketosis.html

  2. SummerRain

    Thanks for this, I have a function coming up towards the end of Feb, I think I will gently knock myself out of ketosis the day before without gorging, eat a sensible meal on the day as well before going out in the evening. Do you think that will be ok?
    There is no point me saying I won't drink when I go there because I will and I would rather not be poorly! I won't have a lot, I never do but I am not going to take the risk with even one teeny drink whilst in KT. Just gutted have to get back into it after, oh well, life happens and all part of the learning curve

  3. babystar31

    I think this should definitely be a sticky! Thanks x

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