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Differentiating diabetes complications: Whats your call? Author: Cynthia Ticker, RN, BSN, CDE, CPT Carlos Suarez, age 74, arrives at the emergency department by ambulance after collapsing at home. Emergency personnel report that he is confused and cant tell them what caused his collapse. His vital signs are temperature 102.4 F, respirations 22 breaths/minute, pulse 110 beats/minute, and blood pressure 90/60 mm Hg. He has dry mucous membranes, poor skin turgor, and bilateral wheezing in both lungs. A fingerstick blood glucose level reads high on the meter, indicating a value above 600 mg/dl. Mr. Suarezs wife states that she called 911 after finding her husband lying in the bedroom unresponsive. She says he has a history of hypertension, for which hes taking chlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic), and hyperlipidemia, which he controls with atorvastatin. Two days ago, he finished a 5-day course of antibiotics prescribed for bronchitis. She also says her husband has been drinking fluidsand urinatingmore frequently than usual. STAT laboratory tests show a plasma glucose level of 1,050 mg/dl, plasma osmolarity above 320 mOsm/kg, serum sodium level below 120 mEq/L, serum potassium level of Continue reading >>

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  1. Ryanmcd

    Keto on antibiotics?

    I got strep throat and need to take 10 days of antibiotics. Does keto work if I am taking these or should I just wait until I am done with the meds?

  2. Eileen

    Keto should be fine. Since I assume you will be not doing much in the gym, stick to straight keto with no carb-up until you are lifting hard again.

  3. Ryanmcd

    Originally Posted by Eileen
    Keto should be fine. Since I assume you will be not doing much in the gym, stick to straight keto with no carb-up until you are lifting hard again.

    Will do thanks so much, Was sad not to be on keto for 10 days

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Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma (honk)

Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma (HONK) HONK can occur with very high blood glucose levels Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma is a dangerous condition brought on by very high blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes (above 33 mmol/L). Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma is a short term complication requiring immediate treatment by a healthcare professional. Before loss of consciousness and coma takes place, patients will display signs of very high blood sugar levels which may include: The condition of very high blood glucose without signs of ketosis may also be known as Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS). Causes of hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma may include undiagnosed type 2 diabetes that has been developing over a number of years. Alternatively, HONK could be brought on by diabetic medication not being taken or very high blood glucose resulting from a period of illness . Treatment for hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma will include fluids being given to the patient and insulin administered intravenously. Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma is coma resulting from very hi Continue reading >>

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Hyperglycemic crises: Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic coma (HHNK) versus DKA. See DKA video here: https://youtu.be/r2tXTjb7EqU This video and similar images/videos are available for instant download licensing here https://www.alilamedicalmedia.com/-/g... Voice by: Penelope Hammet Alila Medical Media. All rights reserved. All images/videos by Alila Medical Media are for information purposes ONLY and are NOT intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Support us on Patreon and get FREE downloads and other great rewards: patreon.com/AlilaMedicalMedia Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or HHS, is another ACUTE and life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. It develops slower than DKA, typically in the course of several days, but has a much higher mortality rate. Like DKA, HHS is triggered when diabetic patients suffer from ADDITIONAL physiologic stress such as infections, other illness, INadequate diabetic treatment or certain drugs. Similar to DKA, the RISE in COUNTER-regulatory hormones is the major culprit. These hormones

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (hhs)

By Erika F. Brutsaert, MD, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a metabolic complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) characterized by severe hyperglycemia, extreme dehydration, hyperosmolar plasma, and altered consciousness. It most often occurs in type 2 DM, often in the setting of physiologic stress. HHS is diagnosed by severe hyperglycemia and plasma hyperosmolality and absence of significant ketosis. Treatment is IV saline solution and insulin. Complications include coma, seizures, and death. Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHSpreviously referred to as hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic coma [HHNK] and nonketotic hyperosmolar syndrome) is a complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus and has an estimated mortality rate of up to20%, which is significantly higher than the mortality for diabetic ketoacidosis (currently < 1%). It usually develops after a period of symptomatic hyperglycemia in which fluid intake is inadequate to prevent extreme dehydration due to the hyperglycemia-induced osmotic diuresis. Acute infections and other medical conditions Drugs that impair glucose to Continue reading >>

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  1. JessieD

    Hello everyone!
    Okay.. so this is probably a really stupid question... but what is the main difference between ketosis and starvation?
    Am I right in thinking that ketosis happens when you have an abundance of fat to burn (like me) and starvation is when the person doesn't have anything to burn left...
    Basically.. I want to be in ketosis and I've bought some sticks to test me later this week... but I don't want to 'starve'.... this is probably a really stupid question but I know lots of you are experts so please advise!
    Thank you! xxx

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    Ketosis is the state your body goes into when your diet is low on carbs or has zero carbs. When the body is without any form of carbohydrate the liver produces ketones which is a form of carbohydrate. The liver converts fats and proteins into ketones, therefore going after the fat stores of the body for energy. That's why people in the state of ketosis lose so much fat so quickly.
    There are other advantages of being in the state of ketosis. You can eat lots of food and still lose weight - as long as you don't eat any carbohydrates. Only eat protein, vegetables (except potatoes and grains), nuts, seeds, natural oils such as olive and coconut.
    I eat 6 times a day, about 5 ounces of protein at every meal and a heaping plateful of vegetables with olive oil, raw walnuts etc. I'm about 10% body fat right now with lots of muscle.
    Starvation is when your body does not get food at regular intervals throughout the day and therefore conserves energy by storing whatever calories it gets as fat and uses its protein stores for energy instead - your muscle. So in starvation mode you will eventually burn fat if you are calorie deficient, but you will also lose muscle - which slows your metabolism down.
    Starvation is not a sustainable lifestyle but ketosis is. It's great to use the starvation method to get the weight off in a hurry, but as soon as you start eating again the weight is put on quickly.
    With Ketosis you can eat lots of food and stay lean, fit and full of energy. You just need to learn how to do it right

  3. JessieD

    Thank you SO much for going into detail - that is all really helpful information.
    Can I just ask one last question... what is the maximum amount of carbs you can consume to stay in ketosis?
    The web gives lots of different opinions and I've heard that 20g is roughly the right amount?
    Would you agree?
    Thank you again! : )

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