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Why Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis So Dangerous?

The main thing, which Carol Linn Miller so very correctly points out, is that diabetic ketoacidosis can be fatal. But having been through it, what makes the condition so dangerous is you don't necessarily feel like you need to get it treated. You go off into a kind of la-la land, and don't take necessary action. If you wait too long, you may die. I didn't go to an ER until I suddenly went blind, and it turned out I was near death. I knew something was wrong, but the part of my brain that tells you "Danger! Danger!" wasn't working. Continue reading >>

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  1. Ana Gretu

    I was diagnosed with diabetes type 1insulino dependent on the age of 22 years. In the beginning I was very scared, now I have a little girl of 2 years and lead a life like everybody, but take into account diet , exercise . etc.
    There are 4 types of diabetes.
    ♦ Type 1 diabetes affects children and young adults, and is due to a major defect of the pancreas not producing insulin. Before the discovery of insulin (1920 s), people with type 1 diabetes lived one year. Today, insulin treatment allows a life where nothing is forbidden activities that may have a person with type 1 diabetes are the same as those without diabetes.
    ♦ The second main type of diabetes, and most frequently (5-6 times more common than type 1), is type 2 diabetes, also called adult diabetes, or diabetes obese after an older name due to very frequent association of diabetes type 2 and obesity. In fact, it has been demonstrated that obesity is one of the reasons for the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, which explains the onset of the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes with obesity epidemic today. Type 2 diabetes differs from Type 1 diabetes in that it occurs most often along with a group of diseases, which also includes, alongside obesity, and hypertension, fatty liver...
    ♦ A third type of diabetes is diabetes that occurs along or due to other diseases (diabetes specific or secondary). This type of diabetes takes many forms, and treated with a disease that accompanies it.

    ♦ The last category is a special category, called gestational diabetes, a carbohydrate metabolism disorder that first appears during pregnancy, which can result in the absence of treatment, the risks, especially for children. This condition is different from the situation in which a woman with diabetes becomes pregnant.

  2. Dianne DeCook

    Yes. My son was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes which means he requires insulin injections to maintain normal blood sugars. Type One Diabetes is an autoimmune disease which causes the immune system to attack the Pancreatic Beta cells, destroying them and stopping the body’s ability to produce Insulin. You need insulin to live. Without it a T1D patient will not be able to metabolize carbohydrates (sugar) so their body will live off their protein (muscle mass) which often brings on Diabetic KetoAcidosis which, without insulin, is fatal.

  3. Pippi M. R. Groving

    Yes.
    If someone in my household has diabetes and I stated that, I would know which kind it were.
    After all most of my education is about human diseases, so I usually know the specifics of any diseases in my household.

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