What Causes Ketoacidosis

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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 b

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. SisterPsychosis

    Hiya fellas!
    I'll start by saying whoever posted that these things make ya wanna chuck yer guts up, wasn't kidding!
    Found a stash in a drawer and, as I'm beginning keto, thought I'd drop one - but I didn't check the dosage strength before I did - they're 850s! :eek:
    Dropped it at around 7am - was still feeling the effects 12 hours later! Not doing THAT again!
    So this is where I need some advice. Do I...
    a) Buy a cutter and split 'em (I was originally thinking of dropping 2 a day - one in the morning and one just before tea) but that would give me 4 doses, and I only eat maximum of 3 meals a day (with the occasional snack) and there's no fookin' way I'm dropping this sh*t on an empty stomach!
    Forget about these altogether (if anyone wants 'em, I have 80-odd - brand's GeoPharma) and get some 500s?
    Finally, has anyone ever used the XR/SR/TR form? I was thinking that the sides would be less if I used a time-released version? If so, how long did it take you to hit ketosis?
    I should mention that I have PCOS and, therefore, am prone to insulin resistance/insensitivity.
    I'm looking to drop from around 25%BF to around 20. The diet's clean*, but the only thing I'm sh1t at at the moment is the CV. I'm away from my native habitat, and I don't really get much opportunity here (it's an expensive sh1thole. There are probably gyms up north which charge as much in a year as most down here do a month!)
    Once I get back up north, I'm finding a gym - even if it's only a council one (finding it harder to stretch the money these days!)
    I'd like to use up what I have; yes, met's cheaper - and safer! - than doing clen (and I'm not even THINKING about messin' with that sh*t - yet...) but I don't want to EVER feel like I did today EVER, EVER, AGAIN!!!
    What's the best way of alleviating the sides - or do I have to simply ride it out...?
    Just watching the arrers, then I'm of to attempt to get more than my usual 3 hours kip (have something coming from iHerb that I was recommended but if THAT doesn't work, then I give up!)
    *Okay, cleanish - trying to wean myself off the unnecessary carbs at the mo (milk and fruit for a start...) I'm aiming for around 20-25g/day. Most of the rest is green veg, meat and eggs.
    Cheers, folks!

  2. Mowgli

    What sides are you getting from the metformin? Squits? No way to alleviate those apart from ride it out, keep hydrated etc.
    I've only used it on an a high cal (non-keto) diet, and that was around 1g/day. Did get a few gastric issues for the first week, but was fine thereafter.
    If you do a search for glucophage or metformin in the Muscle Research section, it should bring up one or two threads about using it to help get into ketosis quicker. I seem to remember Hilly posting something about it. Someone noted using it with a high-carb meal the night before the keto diet, then ceasing use.

  3. ausbuilt

    the time release version may be more comfortable for you in terms of side effects- BUT remember the time release version has a matrix structure and you CANNOT split them (as this affects how they work, and even the possible dosage in the part that you take).
    generally, to get used to metformin, start when you are on carbs (at least 50g carbs per 500g tab, prob 70-80 for the 850mg tab). However, the real question when you are on a keto diet, is how you handle low BG (blood glucose) because metformin (even 1 500mg tab) can drop you from over 6.0mmol to under 4.0mmol in 2hours...
    I tested my BG every 30mins while taking metformin at different times of day etc and logged my mood/health.. have to say when my BG is under 4.5 I don't feel great initially, and I need to ingest some FATS to feel better (takes me about 30min after the fats to stop feeling sick/nauseous).
    I have on occasion hit 3.8mmol after taking 1000mg of metformin.. great for fast ketosis, but did leave me lying on the floor feeling very nauseous for 30mins or so before I felt OK to stand up and move around- after I took the fats in- my "emergency" ketosis fuel is the spray whipped cream- 48g fat, 2g carbs per 100g.. i only need to take in a few squirts (prob 50g in total) to feel better.
    i learned through the BG tests that to stop the crash, need to up my fats when I take in metformin to stop the "crash"
    I use a Bayer Contour USB meter (£25 online from bayer UK) because its a great little meter, and I can plug it into the USB port on the computer to charge, but also it downloads all my BG tests/notes and graphs them on a calender! amazing! (and all part of the package when you buy the meter) but of course any glucometer (BG test meter) will do..
    I use a combination of BG readings and ketostix to manage guage when I'm in ketosis and how deep, so I can adjust metformin dose or macro nutrients (protein/fat ratio).

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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. elle jay

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    Carbs, processed carbs, in particular, do strange things to people’s brains, affecting neural pathways that can exacerbate the symptoms of depression. By switching your fuel to fat, by eating keto, you will change those affected neural pathways. An analogy that I heard a neurologist use was that burning fat as fuel means your brain is burning a cleaner, more efficient fuel. So that helps adjust your brain and normalize hormone balances. (As a point of interest, Dr. Rif El-Mallakh, of the University of Louisville School of Medicine is currently doing clinical trials to test the effectiveness of keto on depression. I’ll report on his findings when I get the information.)
    After three days on keto, I had completely reversed my deep-seated apathy. I didn’t hate the idea of talking to people. I didn’t hate the idea of leaving the house. I didn’t hate the idea of living life.
    I was released. I was free. I had energy.

  2. Gautam20

    Low carb diet is a panacea for so many ailments. For me other than fixing my sugar level it has also cured my knee pain, acidity and snoring. Who would have thunk.

  3. elle jay

    Gautam20 said:
    Who would have thunk. Absolutely!
    i think the fires of inflammation in general get doused on an LCHF diet which translates into better all round health - at least, that's been my experience . The derailed immune system then gets a chance to get back on track again, which is why even auto immune conditions improve, ya?

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Which is the best weight loss diet? Ketogenic diet vs low carb diet vs atkins vs paleo? Which one of these meal plans is best to burn fat? FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d... Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2O70G4m Isn't the ketogenic diet and low carb diet essentially the same thing? How about Atkins and paleo aren't all of these diets just a fancy way of saying keep your carbs low. Well it's definitely safe to say that you are limiting your carb intake in all of these diet plans but each plan calls for a slightly different approach to burning fat. Most ketogenic diets require you to keep your carbs under 30 grams a day and the most carbs that I've ever seen on a keto plan was 50 grams a day. Usually this will account for 5% of your total daily intake. Then you would have somewhere between 75 to 80 percent of your calories from fat. And finally 15 to 20 percent of your calories from protein. With ketogenic it's clear that the carbs are very limited at only 5 percent per day and the reason why carbs are so limited is because the ketogenic diet is trying to put you into ketosis. To sum it up simply ketosis is a state in which you're going to burn more

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. biggirl86

    Hi everyone, I have to start off by saying that I was on ideal protein 2 years ago and lost 40 lbs, and after that I made a few unsucessfull tries (after I gained about 15 lbs) but that just made me more frustrated and made me gain all the weight back. Now I am more motivated than ever before, but I am not losing as fast as I did before! I am not on ideal protein(cant afford it this time) but still in a low carb diet, and walking almost everyday for about 2 hours and a little bit of strenght, which I though it would help me speed up the process but it isnt, I am on ketosis since day 3 and only lost 3bs the first time I did low carb with the same weight I lost 9lbs the first week! what is wrong with me now?

  2. ValRock

    Ketosis isn't a magic weight loss fairy, unfortunately .
    You can still be eating too many calories for your body to burn. What's your daily menu look like?
    ETA: Ok I just reread. How long have you been back at it??? 3lbs is awesome loss.

  3. biggirl86

    Thanx ValRock.
    This is what my menu looks like:
    morning: 1 boiled egg with 3 saltine crackers, a cup of coffee with powder creamer and 3 or 4 splendas.
    Lunch: lettuce tomatoes (everyday), 8oz of tilapia with brocoli, and zuccini or 5oz chicken breast, cauliflower rice with soy sauce red peppers mushrooms and some onions,
    Snack: (I usually consume one or a little bit of some together) eas advantage carb control shake, soy nuts , teaspoon or less of peanut butter, atkins bar.
    Before bed: lipton ice tea or green tea 0 on everything.
    *tons of water througout the day, and with every meal.
    *I dont eat dinner every day ussually because I dont get much hungry after my snack.

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