What Is Ketoacidosis And Why Does It Happen?

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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

Why Does Ketoacidosis Only Happen To People With Diabetes?

Insulin, normally made in the pancreas, suppresses lipase, which is an enzyme that causes fat breakdown. In type 1 diabetes (DM1), there is no insulin, so the enzyme is overproduced and it causes stored fat cells to breakdown into fatty acids (acetoacidic and betahydroxybutyric) which are converted to ketones. This condition is called ketoacidosis. These ketones filter from the blood to the urine and cause a fruity smell to the urine. In type 2 diabetes (DM2), the problem is not *absence* of insulin but instead is insulin resistance (insulin is present but the cells cannot use it very well), so most DM2 patients do NOT develop ketoacidosis. Both DM1 and DM2 cause elevated blood glucose levels and the sugar passes into the urine and drags water with it, so there is increased urination. The resulting dehydration stimulates thirst. Therefore, both types have polyuria (increased urination) and polydipsia (thirst), but only DM1 will have ketoacidosis. The only other thing that causes fat breakdown is starvation. If a normal person starves him or herself, lack of carbs will cause decreased insulin levels and then lipase will cause fat breakdown. BUT, there will NOT be sugar in the urine. Continue reading >>

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  1. Flowerbomb90

    Intermittent fasting and keto

    Ok if I workout in a fasted state, is it a must that I take BCAAS beforehand? Also, let's say I fasted from 12 am until around 9:30 pm (post workout). My workout would be around 7:30-8 and over shortly after 9. My first meal would be then and last meal around 11 something. I have no problem eating large amounts of food at once (yeah, such talent....) but believe my workouts are better with little to no food sitting in my stomach. So I would have like a 3 hour eating window or something like that. Does that really matter? I just don't want to worry about food as much. Any thoughts/advice? I will do a keto with this also since high fat kills any cravings I have versus consuming carbs so often.

  2. AJBurns

    If your doing it wrong, your body will tell you.
    I'm doing a keto based diet with 1 large meal + a few protein shakes and loving it. Strength is up while losing weight and feel amazing. Everyone is different.
    You don't need BCAAS before your workout. 12am to 9:30pm is a bit long for my tastes but up to you if you don't feel like your losing strength in the gym with it.

  3. holysmokes700

    BCAA's won't make or break your success...but working out completely fasted may make you more prone to injury and hinder your recovery.
    Current accepted fact is the following: meal time is irrelevant, as well as macronutrient composition of individual meals, as long as macros add up on a daily (or weekly for some) basis. Obviously micro's matter too, but that's just common sense. Having said that...that doesn't mean that training fasted is a good idea.
    That's my advice, but curious to hear a different opinion on this.

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Diabetes - Diabetic Ketoacidosis & Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemia Syndrome

Sort Hyperglycemia: Causes type of glucose level caused by 1) too much food, 2) too little diabetic medications, 3) inactivity, 4) emotional/physical stress, 5) poor absorption of insulin 6) illness 7) corticosteroids **counterregulatory hormones released when stress, illness persist Hyperglycemia: Manifestations manifests as 1) polyuria: osmotic diuresis (glucose in renal tubules cannot be reabsorbed; consequent hyperosmolarity and osmotic pressure results in more water in tubules) 2) polyphagia followed by lack of appetite, 3) polydipsia: hyperosmolarity of blood causes thirst as cells release more water into circulation 4) weakness/fatigue, 5) blurred vision, 6) glycosuria, 7) nausea/vomiting, 8) abdominal cramping 9) dry, warm, itchy skin Hyperglycemia: Treatment 1) exercise **do NOT exercise if BG 250 mg/dL (stress hormones released) and ketones (Type 1); do NOT exercise if >300 mg/dL (Type 2) 2) drink water 3) eat less CHO at meals **contact HCP if BG >250 mg/dL two-three times in one week During illness: 1) do NOT stop taking medication 2) check BG more frequently 3) clear liquids until no more nausea Hypoglycemia: Manifestations MILD: sweating, tremor, tachycardia, palpitat Continue reading >>

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  1. hskrmom

    Nathan's home tonight with a 102 temperature, a raging sinus infection, and is averaging between 400 and 500. Ugh! I am trying to stay on top of this poor kid's highs because I know it just makes him feel worse.
    I had him check ketones, and it was negative. I was very surprised. I then thought to check the bottle. Says it expired June, 2006. I must have given my new bottle of Ketostix to the school nurse by mistake. Do you really think they expire?

  2. Extraordinary Machine

    Absolutely. I think that a year expired probably means they're not good.
    Sorry. :( Hope you find some soon.

  3. hskrmom

    Well, allrighty then. I guess off to Walgreens I go (again). Thank you for the quick reply!

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What is KETOACIDOSIS? What does KETOACIDOSIS mean? KETOACIDOSIS meaning - KETOACIDOSIS definition - 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... Ketoacidosis is a metabolic state associated with high concentrations of ketone bodies, formed by the breakdown of fatty acids and the deamination of amino acids. The two common ketones produced in humans are acetoacetic acid and ß-hydroxybutyrate. Ketoacidosis is a pathological metabolic state marked by extreme and uncontrolled ketosis. In ketoacidosis, the body fails to adequately regulate ketone production causing such a severe accumulation of keto acids that the pH of the blood is substantially decreased. In extreme cases ketoacidosis can be fatal. Ketoacidosis is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus, when the liver breaks down fat and proteins in response to a perceived need for respiratory substrate. Prolonged alcoholism may lead to alcoholic ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can be smelled on a person's breath. This is due to acetone, a direct by-product of the sp

What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is a serious health problem that can happen to a person with diabetes. It happens when chemicals called ketones build up in the blood. Normally, the cells of your body take in and use glucose as a source of energy. Glucose moves through the body in the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that helps your cells take in the glucose from the blood. If you have diabetes, your cells can’t take in and use this glucose in a normal way. This may be because your body doesn’t make enough insulin. Or it may be because your cells don’t respond to it normally. As a result, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and doesn’t reach your cells. Without glucose to use, the cells in your body burn fat instead of glucose for energy. When cells burn fat, they make ketones. High levels of ketones can poison the body. High levels of glucose can also build up in your blood and cause other symptoms. Ketoacidosis also changes the amount of other substances in your blood. These include electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and bicarbonate. This can lead to other problems. Ketoacidosis happens most often in a person with type 1 diabetes. This is a condition where the body Continue reading >>

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  1. 3kidlets

    Hana had trace ketones on Thanksgiving. For no reason that I could pinpoint, she woke up with BS of 300 on Thursday. We went to watch my son run a 5K and when we got back, she was 400+ (after eating and doing major correction to the 300). She used the ketone strips and had trace ketones. The thing is, we had to drive 2 hours to CT for the day and it would have been much easier to have the BS monitor that detects ketones than to have her pee on a stick when we stopped for a bathroom break!
    I bought what I thought was the meter - it is Abbott Precision XTRA but on the package it doesn't say anything about ketones but when I opened it up, I did find a pamphlet inside saying something about them switching over to new strips for ketones. I could not find any test strips in Walmart that said they were for ketone testing with this meter - only found blood sugar test strips for the Precision Xtra, so I did not buy them. Did I buy the right meter??? Where do you find the strips? I just want to have them on hand for days like we had on Thanksgiving - not to use on a regular basis.

  2. gsmama

    The strips are have for it are by prescription only. They are $10.00 a strip I believe.

  3. Moifry

    It will do blood sugar and Ketones, but you need different strips for the ketones. They are quite expensive, but much easier to use than the pee sticks. Any pharmacy should have them or be able to get them .

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