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Acidosis In Diabetes
Is metformin dangerous with diet-induced(not diabetes-induced)ketosis?Like would a ketogenic diet+metf cause metabolic acidosis?(2000mgmet a day btw)
Its possible: I have many patients on metformin and in ketosis and its sometimes fine but you must watch out for hypoglycemia. For example if on a regular diet you require metformin but then then go into ketosis (which will severely reduce your' blood sugar) if you keep taking the same dose of metformin you could become hypoglycemic and this needs to be monitored by your' doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I'm scared to take Metaformin.I have PCOS and I'm pre diabetes because of it.What are the chances of lactic acidosis.Would I know if I had it?thanks
35 yr old male. On 1500mg metformin xr and 100mg januvia for type 2 diabetes. Kidneys fine. Worried about lactic acidosis. Is it rare in my case?
Immunocompromised: body is busy dealing with diabetes, not as much resiliancy remaining to fight viral symptoms, and subsequent opportunistic infections ...Read more
Diabetes is on my mothers side of the family. My brothers were diagnosed in their 60's, I am 63. Am i at risk?
What are the most common symptoms of diabetes and what’s the best test to do to confirm? Can endometriosis and diabetes be related?
234,051: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. according to the American Diabetes association ...Read more
Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more ( hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more
DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 29 yrs old and don’t smokedrink/activeAt a healthy weight. Eat pretty healthy. What’s my risk of hypertension or diabetes with the random sweets?
Risk management: Congrats on a healthy lifestyle. Type 2 Diabetes is lifestyle disorder. You lower your risk of that by doing the things you are doing. Hypertension is part lifestyle and part family history. Again, you are keeping that at lower risk. Nothing is as guarantee but lowering the probability is good. Keeping carbs low is best. Please ask your doc about the ketogenic diet. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Due to acidosis.,,: The metabolic acidosis causes a respiratory compensation in an attempt by the body to keep the blood ph normal. The respiratory compensation is to increase minute ventilation (both respiratory rate and volume per breath!). So, the person with severe metabolic acidosis will be breathing fast and deeply. Doing this for an extended period of time can lead to fatigue resulting in respiratory failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more