What Causes Ketoacidosis

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What Causes Ketoacidosis In People With Diabetes?

As a type 1 diabetic I am quite familiar (unfortunately) with the signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) results from dehydration, associated with high blood levels of sugar level and organic acids called ketones. Diabetic ketoacidosis is associated with significant disturbances of the body’s chemistry, which resolve with proper therapy. This usually occurs in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus, but DKA can develop in any person with diabetes. Since type 1 diabetes typically starts before age 25 years, diabetic ketoacidosis is most common in this age group, but it may occur at any age. Males and females are equally affected. What Causes Ketoacidosis ? People with type 1 diabetes do not have enough insulin, a hormone the body uses to break down sugar (glucose) in the blood for energy. When glucose is not available, fat is broken down instead. As fats are broken down, acids called ketones build up in the blood and urine. In high levels, ketones are poisonous. This condition is known as ketoacidosis. Blood glucose levels rise (usually higher than 300 mg/dL) because the liver makes glucose to try to combat the problem. However, the cells cannot pul Continue reading >>

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  1. Ramra

    I've managed to stay in Ketosis for a week now, and I even dropped a few pounds. But last night I went to my mom's, and ate quite a bit. It was all induction-friendly foods, such as turkey and salads. I weighed myself this morning and I'm up 6 lbs! I'm hoping this is just water weight, but I don't understand how this could happen as I only do light excerise and I'm nowhere near my TOM. It couldn't have been that much food!
    Is it possible to gain weight during ketosis?

  2. Sunshine73

    It is possible to gain weight in ketosis - calories still matter. However, I think I can confidently say that you did NOT eat enough last night to gain 6.5 pounds. Most likely it's water weight - which can be caused by a million different things - for me one of the biggest culprits is sodium. Just hang in there and ride out this fluctuation.

  3. Mikani

    It sounds to me as if something you ate had too many carbs, possibly hidden sugar, or you simply ate too many carbs from legal food. When you do this, your body will flood your tissues with glucose and water, and you magically gain a Ton of weight overnight. Don't fret too much, just drink your 64 ounces of pure water + an extra few glasses every day until the weight comes off, and you body will let go of that water over the next few days. You might see most of it suddenly come off in a "whoosh", or it may take two-four days, but it will come off. Just get in your water.

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, And Complications

Diabetic ketoacidosis definition and facts Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes (though rare, it can occur in people with type 2 diabetes) that occurs when the body produces high levels of ketones due to lack of insulin. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin. The signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include Risk factors for diabetic ketoacidosis are type 1 diabetes, and missing insulin doses frequently, or being exposed to a stressor requiring higher insulin doses (infection, etc). Diabetic ketoacidosis is diagnosed by an elevated blood sugar (glucose) level, elevated blood ketones and acidity of the blood (acidosis). The treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis is insulin, fluids and electrolyte therapy. Diabetic ketoacidosis can be prevented by taking insulin as prescribed and monitoring glucose and ketone levels. The prognosis for a person with diabetic ketoacidosis depends on the severity of the disease and the other underlying medical conditions. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe and life-threatening complication of diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the cells in our body do not receive Continue reading >>

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  1. branmun

    Take Care, Brandy
    Symptoms: Extreme/Heightened False Urges to Urinate 24/7, Pressure, & Burning
    Endoscopic Urethral Reflux Surgery at age 3 -to correct urine from going back up into my kidneys causing numerous kidney infections-also numerous catherizations as a child
    Pretty Normal Life Until....
    April 8 2007 -began to have 24/7 urge to urinate after taking 2 phentermine & sublingual B12 supplements-stopped those immediately-symptoms persisted (Six months before this I had a UTI with terrible back pain)
    Ultrasound ordered-Large Ovarian Cyst pressing on my bladder
    Laparascopy end of May to remove cyst-Fortunately Benign Serous Cystadenoma
    Also discovered Endometriosis
    After surgery symptoms continued -ended up at the ER-Numerous meds, antibiotics, etc.-no relief
    IC dx via symptoms
    PT MY MIRACLE-Family dr ordered PT for PFD-90% improvement after few months:woohoo:
    Physical Therapy (Theiles massage)
    Valium 5mg-I was found to have a high tone pelvic floor and this helps to relax my muscles
    Birth Control Pills(Lo Estrin 24 FE), 50 mg Low-dose antibiotic(Macrodantin)
    Hot Baths & Rest

  2. Zygala87

    Great question Brandy. Atkins is the only diet that worked for me. I lost 30 pounds and never had cravings. (All pre IC.) Like you I wonder what it might do to my bladder. I do know the fat comes off through our kidney and bladder. Anyone on this diet has to void often. A bit scarry. Hugs, Ziggy

  3. ICNDonna

    I recall one ICN member who did go into a pretty awful flare when she went into ketosis.

    Have you checked the ICN Shop?
    http://www.icnsales.com for US & Canada
    http://www.icnshop.com for all others
    Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html
    Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/
    Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/
    AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/
    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you. [IMG]
    Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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Ketoacidosis During A Low-carbohydrate Diet

To the Editor: It is believed that low-carbohydrate diets work best in reducing weight when producing ketosis.1 We report on a 51-year-old white woman who does not have diabetes but had ketoacidosis while consuming a “no-carbohydrate” diet. There was no family history of diabetes, and she was not currently taking any medications. While adhering to a regimen of carbohydrate restriction, she reached a stable weight of 59.1 kg, a decrease from 72.7 kg. After several months of stable weight, she was admitted to the hospital four times with vomiting but without abdominal pain. On each occasion, she reported no alcohol use. Her body-mass index (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) was 26.7 before the weight loss and 21.7 afterward. Laboratory evaluation showed anion-gap acidosis, ketonuria, and elevated plasma glucose concentrations on three of the four occasions (Table 1). She had normal concentrations of plasma lactate and glycosylated hemoglobin. Screening for drugs, including ethyl alcohol and ethylene glycol, was negative. Abdominal ultrasonography showed hepatic steatosis. On each occasion, the patient recovered after administration of intraven Continue reading >>

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  1. peterj7

    Raspberry Ketone Diet

    hi all
    can anyone tell me if it`s safe to use the ,(Raspberry Ketone Diet ) and has anyone tried it yet,
    thanks pete


    I take a small punnet of raspberries each morning and combine with cinnamon and flaxseed with either soya yoghurt or porridge.
    Brilliant fruit and good for you in so many ways.
    I could go on but do google for a full list of benefits.
    Sent from my KFTT using DCUK Forum mobile app

  3. phoenix

    I remembered the name of this supplement because of a thread about it on another diabetes forum a while ago. (google diabetes raspberry ketone warning), A regular poster reported that his wife suffered extreme feelings of jitteriness and anxiety when she took the supplement. There are quite a few comments from people who have used the supplement, not many positively and some said that glucose and or BP was raised. ( strangely most of these posts about experience seem to come from one time only posters, not sure what to make of that)
    The supplement has not undergone the safety trials or any trials that show it to work in humans.
    Raspberry ketone became popular for weight loss after it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz television show during the segment called “Raspberry ketone: Miracle fat-burner in a bottle” in February 2012. Even though it is touted as a “miracle” for weight loss, there is no reliable scientific evidence that it works for improving weight loss.
    How does it work?
    Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that it might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that it improves weight loss when taken by people.
    Side Effects & Safety
    There isn’t enough information available to know if raspberry ketone is safe to take as a supplement. Raspberry ketone has never been scientifically studied in humans to determine if it causes side effects. However, there are some concerns about the safety of raspberry ketone because it is chemically related to a stimulant called synephrine. Therefore, it is possible that raspberry ketone might cause feelings of jitteriness, increase blood pressure, or rapid heart beat. In one report, someone who took raspberry ketone described feelings of being shaky and a pounding heart beat (palpitations
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