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The University of Birmingham's Medical School states that if the body becomes used to being low on sugar, hypo symptoms can become less noticeable. Loss of symptoms of low blood sugar in particular can be dangerous. If you have difficulty recognising the symptoms of hypoglycemia, speak to your doctor. Hypo unawareness: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/hypo-unawar...

Hypoglycemia In Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Unawareness Is A Concrete Risk

Click to increase image sizeClick to decrease image size The incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is increasing rapidly, especially in younger age groups. The data from Western European Diabetes Mellitus Centers suggest an annual rate increase of 34% in children and adolescents 1 Patterson CC, Dahlquist GG, Gyurus E, etal. Incidence trends for childhood type 1 diabetes in Europe during 19892003 and predicted new cases 200520: a multicentre prospective registration study. Lancet 2009;373:2027-33 [Crossref] , [PubMed] , [Web of Science ] [Google Scholar] . The latest worldwide estimates show 415 million of patients with diabetes overall, that would become 642 million around 2040; there are 86,000 new cases a year of T1D among children and 542,000 patients worldwide 2 International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 7th edn. Brussels: IDF, 2015. Available at: [Last accessed 15 April 2016] [Google Scholar] . The incidence varies approximately 400-fold between nations, with wide variations among regions of the same state. For example, the incidence of T1D in Italy is significantly different from the observed rate in Sardinia 3 DIAMOND project group. Incidence and trends of childhoo Continue reading >>

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  1. Nineways

    I've been doing the keto diet for about 2 weeks already, I've lost 9 pounds already following the diet, I've also done a lot of exercise and counting my calories with MFP.
    The thing is that I don't know if I'm loosing weight just because I'm eating less calories and doing exercise or because i'm also in Ketosis...
    I don't really know if my pee smells worse, neither I feel a metallic breath (just whenever my mouth is dry is the time that I feel that my breath stinks, but don't know if this means something), and I've looked everywhere in my city for those ketostix but I guess they are not common here in Colombia...
    So my question really is, if there's another way to know if i'm in ketosis...
    Thanks!

  2. EnochScribe

    Eating less than 25g carbs a day [√]
    Not eating 300g+ protein a day [√]
    If you have fulfilled those requirements for at least 2-3 days, you'll be in ketosis.
    Don't even bother with the ketostix, they're inaccurate. You'll be in ketosis as long as you don't eat too many carbs or eat a ridiculous amount of protein.
    Losing weight is just eating less calories, keto just helps you fill satisfied while doing so which in return makes a higher deficit easier for some. You don't instantly start dropping pounds by eating keto friendly foods, it's entirely possible to gain weight while in ketosis. It all comes down to calories.

  3. NotElizaHenry

    Are ketostix really inaccurate? I've never heard that before.

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A Case Of Recurrent Hypoglycemia In A Patient With Type 1 Diabetes: When The Obvious Is Not So Obvious!

A case of recurrent hypoglycemia in a patient with type 1 diabetes: when the obvious is not so obvious! Ruchir Trivedi, Gautam Das, Joanne Cutler & Parijat De Diabetes & Endocrine Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Hypoglycemia is not uncommonly encountered in healthy type 1 diabetics. It has diverse etiologies but food-insulin mismatch, exercise, drugs, co-existing adrenal, thyroid and coeliac disease, neuro-endocrine tumours & factitious hypoglycemia are the most common causes. We describe the case of a 23-year old Caucasian male with type 1diabetes of 3-years duration with recurrent episodes of unexplained hypoglycemia. He was otherwise well and denied any systemic symptoms apart from weight loss in the last 18 months. He was a non-smoker and non-alcoholic. He had diabetic neuropathy but no nephropathy or retinopathy. He was injecting insulin Lispro (three times daily) and insulin Glargine at bed time but had poor glycemic control (HbA1c 9.1%). He was admitted for further investigations to get to the bottom of his recurrent hypoglycaemic spells. Routine blood tests and biochemistry was normal. He was not acidotic and urinanalysis showed presence of ++ glucose and 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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In this Video We Will Discuss What are hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and how can they affect my pregnancy? Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are both common in women with preexisting diabetes. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels are too low. When blood glucose levels are low, your body cannot get the energy it needs. Don't forget to Subscribe our Channel on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfb... For For Videos Follow Us on Twitter: Diabetes During Pregnancy Symptoms, Risks And Treatment https://youtu.be/SNf01dFL1zY What Are The Risks Of Diabetes To My Unborn Child? https://youtu.be/N-aNwqGKQl4 What are Hypoglycemia and How They Affect Pregnancy? https://youtu.be/XUjn-16DmGY How Pre-existing Diabetes Treated During Pregnancy? https://youtu.be/vQjOzry8T_M Causes and Symptoms of Diabetes During Pregnancy https://youtu.be/OirB5FmhJ3Y Typically hypoglycemia is treated by eating or drinking something containing sugar, such as orange juice. Hyperglycemia is when your body doesn't have enough insulin or can't use insulin correctly. Typically hyperglycemia is treated by adjusting your insulin dosages.

Jci -hypoglycemia Unawareness In Type 1 Diabetes Suppresses Brain Responses To Hypoglycemia

Clinical Medicine Endocrinology Free access | 10.1172/JCI97696 Hypoglycemia unawareness in type 1 diabetes suppresses brain responses to hypoglycemia 2Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, and 3Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 4Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 5Department of Cardiology, Nephrology and Endocrinology, Nordsjllands Hospital, Hillerd, Denmark. Address correspondence to: Robert S. Sherwin, The Anlyan Center, TAC 147S, PO Box 208020, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. Phone: 203.785.4183; Email: [email protected] . Find articles by Hwang, J. in: JCI | PubMed | Google Scholar 2Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, and 3Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 4Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 5Department of Cardiology, Nephrology and Endocrinology, Nordsjllands Hospital, Hillerd, Denmark. Address correspondence to: Robert S. Sherwin, The Anlyan Center, TAC 147S, PO Box 208020, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. Phone: 203.785.4183; Email: ro Continue reading >>

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  1. ADJITATER

    DKA How long do I have

    What I want to know is if my pump runs out of insulin at 4 a.m. how long before DKA sets in. I will be getting more insulin in the morning. Will I survive.

  2. Stump86

    Even when a pump says empty it will usually still have a few units left (5-10U) so that may be enough to hold you over.
    DKA can occur in just a few hours of no insulin, but you will have IOB for at least 4 hours after your pump actually gets empty. If you are worried you should test for ketones every few hours to make sure they aren't building up. And be on the lookout for any symptoms.

  3. HarleyGuy

    I am on "earth" too, so maybe we are close. I have some to give you if we are close.

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