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diabetic ketoacidosis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Complication of DM : If the body does not have enough Insulin to carry sugar into the cells for energy, the body begins to use a backup energy plan breaking down fat. This ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Ketoacidosis: not enough insulin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Ketoacidosis: Most often this reflects a very high blood sugar but that is not always the reason. YOU SHOULD GO IMMEDIATELY TO A LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM!!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Ketoacidosis: The best way to manage ketoacidosis is to avoid having high blood sugar levels. Of course, if you have blood sugar levels off the map (>500) you ne ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Get tested!: Hi. Both type 1's and type 2's can get diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). People in DKA are usually rather sick, often vomiting, and always dehydrated. It's ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes!: That's why we admit diabetics to the hospital and give critical medical care when they have DKA. Type 1 diabetics die from DKA without Insulin t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
ItsDangerousTakeCare: At the point that you are getting into that range of illness, you just generally feel like s--t. If you haven't been keeping up with your fluids, you' ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
DKA: A metabolic emergency for patients primarily with type 1 diabetes, DKA symptoms include those of high blood sugars initially. As the ketones build up, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: Low blood sugar, low potassium, death, & brain swelling.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: Low blood sugar, low potassium, death, brain swelling are possible.
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