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What Are The Dangers Of Ketoacidosis

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What Are The Dangers Of Not Treating Your Diabetes?

The effects of diabetes manifest in nearly all organ systems of the body and it left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, loss of vision, loss of foot etc. But what is cause of these effects of diabetes? As you know, diabetics have higher blood glucose levels than do normal people, the excess blood sugar starts getting deposited in the blood vessels of diabetics, which in turn leads to two sets of long-term complications both related to abnormalities in blood vessel Microvascular complications: these complications are due to abnormalities in small blood vessels. They are Diabetic retinopathy affecting the eyes/vision: can result in sudden/accelerated loss of vision Diabetic nephropathy affecting the kidneys: diabetes type 2 is a leading cause of renal failure in India Diabetic neuropathy including diabetic foot, erectile dysfunction, GI and urinary problems, gangrene of foot etc . Increased risk of infection and sepsis: due to diabetic angiopathy (injury to blood vessels) and immune compromise To read in detail about what % of diabetics get these and after how many years and how good control of blood sugar levels help: read Diabetes complications: what is Continue reading >>

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  1. Liang-Hai Sie

    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life threatening condition, due to lack of insulin serious acidosis, high blood sugars causing loss of fluid because of peeing a lot causing life threatening dehydration, low blood pressure, acute kidney failure etc. etc., while not eating causing ketosis doesn’t have all above mentioned problems, just ketones due to low carbs.

  2. Michael L. Jirka

    Muslims probably have a degree of ketosis from fasting for a month of Ramadan and they seem to do OK. Generally, ketones rise when you force your body to burn fats as an alternate source of energy. It is just not as efficient as clean burning GLUCOSE … our main energy source. The byproducts of using fats for energy are ketones (acetone) and acids (beta-hydroxybutyric acid and acetoacetic acid). If you are in firm grasp of what you are doing this for (body sculpting or puke and purge party for the play about the Holocaust or marathon training) then a short lived trip to Ketosis Land might be all right. IF YOU ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE YOUR MIND CAN SEE ONLY A FAT PIG IN THE MIRROR … get some help … My favorite singer of the past century, Karen Carpenter, died from anorexia … and my life lost some of it’s luster at her passing.

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