What Is Ketoacidosis And Why Does It Happen?

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Practice Essentials Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening complication of diabetes that mainly occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it is not uncommon in some patients with type 2 diabetes. This condition is a complex disordered metabolic state characterized by hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, and ketonuria. Signs and symptoms The most common early symptoms of DKA are the insidious increase in polydipsia and polyuria. The following are other signs and symptoms of DKA: Nausea and vomiting; may be associated with diffuse abdominal pain, decreased appetite, and anorexia History of failure to comply with insulin therapy or missed insulin injections due to vomiting or psychological reasons or history of mechanical failure of insulin infusion pump Altered consciousness (eg, mild disorientation, confusion); frank coma is uncommon but may occur when the condition is neglected or with severe dehydration/acidosis Signs and symptoms of DKA associated with possible intercurrent infection are as follows: See Clinical Presentation for more detail. Diagnosis On examination, general findings of DKA may include the following: Characteristic acetone (ketotic) breath od Continue reading >>

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  1. yshahin

    I am wondering what are the effects you have seen of eating carbs after being fat adapted?
    I have been on Keto for 5 weeks and cravings have stopped. I went for a KFC breaded dinner and saw some side effects of the carbs.
    1) Dehydration
    2) Little Craving
    3) Bloated


  2. Jeffryan

    Hard to sleep
    Get dizzy two days after running out of gylcogen so back to the keto flu.
    Lots of guilt lol

  3. BodyInBeta

    I'm too afraid to find out.

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