Doctor insights on:
Acidosis In Diabetes
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
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
Depends: On Type of diabetes and severity of symptoms. Type 1 diabetes is usually profoundly symptomatic and rapidly progresses to dehydration, acidosis and death if not treated promptly. Type 2 diabetes can be symptomatic for months, if not years before it comes to medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Let's get specific: In the absence of obvious disease / poisoning, perhaps you have been told you have metabolic acidosis (complicates a host of illnesses and especially some of the diabetes / metabolic syndrome pills) or renal tubular acidosis (mild-to-serious problem handling bicarbonate.) some charlatans diagnose "blood acidosis" without basis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long before a type 1 diabetic goes into DKE if they don't know they have diabetes? My husband found out he had diabetes at 22 only because of DKE?
Highly variable: Hi. It's DKA (Diabetic KetoAcidosis), not DKE. How long it takes to go into DKA is highly variable and generally gets longer the older the person is at age of diagnosis. Most diabetics are diagnosed before onset of DKA these days simply because of seeing doctors and ease of lab testing. Once they've been type 1 for awhile and have little or no beta cell function remaining, it can happen faster. ...Read more
Most certainly: Diabetes is a multi system disease and can be lethal in many ways. The sugar can get way out of control and a condition called keto-acidosis can be fatal. Diabetes affects blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, the brain and the heart and damage to any of these can lead to severe illness and sometimes death. Control is best in the hands of a good endocrinologist. ...Read more
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, patients may have a fruity odor on the breath, get abdominal pain & vomit. Because they're already urinating a lot, dehydration can get bad. Some may breathe fast, get headaches, have altered consciousness. Without proper treatment, death imminent. ...Read more
Various conditions: Severe uncontrolled diabetes can cause several metabolic problems. The most dire is diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), which is more common in patients who are Insulin deficient. Dka is a severe form of metabolic acidosis that can lead to multiple organ failure. Very high glucoses can also cause high triglycerides, a disorder of fatty particle metabolism that may lead to pancreatitis and heart disease. ...Read more
Correct the problem: Metabolic acidosis from renal tubular disease is treated with bicarbonate, lactic acidosis requires treating the source of the acid production, ketoacidosis requires relief of the diabetes or starvation with Insulin and carbohydrates. The source of the imbalance for acidosis must be identified and corrected. ...Read more
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Diabetes bad taste in mouth
- Symptoms of diabetes in women over 40
- Blood in stool diabetes
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- The frequent urination common in diabetes is known as
- What are the signs of diabetes in young teenage girls?
- Does gestational diabetes cause developmental delay in child?
- Diabetes metallic taste in mouth
- Talk to a diabetes specialist online for free