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does humulin help with diabetic ketoacidosis

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Complex: Hi. Diabetic ketoaciodosis (DKA) is a serious and life-threatening complication of diabetes. It is managed in the hospital (usually ICU) with insulin, ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Low blood sugar, low potassium, death, brain swelling are possible.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Variety: Dka is a medical emergency caused by Insulin deficiency, high blood sugar, and ketoacidosis. Severe dehydration, rapid/deep breathing, electrolyte imb ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetic Ketoacidosi: Symptons of diabetic ketoacidosis are, excessive thirst, nausea&vomiting, loss of appetite, frequent urination, abdominal pain, weakness and lethargy, ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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DKA: Dry lips, fruity breath, rapid breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting, possible altered mental status.
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Dr. Marianna Post
17 years experience Family Medicine
See here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001363/.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Insulin: For diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) , treatment is insulin, fluids, and electrolyte replacement.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Only people with diabetes can develop diabetic ketoacidosis. If someone who already has diabetes has a septic abortion, that is, an abortion that beco ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
By iself: NO but ketoacidsis is often an indication of an acute disorder and hepatitis is one of them! This needs to be evaluated further and it sounds like a H ... Read More
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Dr. John Manzella
47 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See your doctor !: Diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency and requires immediate attention. Free fluids (water) is the core component to reverse the profound dehyd ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: Ketoacidosis is caused by ketones which will show up in urine before the acidosis.
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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lack of insulin: The lack of insulin, which is needed to transport k into the cells causes the k to remain in the intravascular space, is a primary cause of high le ... Read More
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