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What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

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 creates ketones which build up in the body and create an acidic change in the body.Since the enzymes work best in a balanced environment you feel sickly & nauseated.As the process continues the metabolism breaks down & bad things happen(you can die). ...Read more

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Definition)

A serious diabetes complication where the body produces ...Read more


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What is diabetic keto acidosis?

What is diabetic keto acidosis?

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

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What is a diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma?

Dehydration: If you have type 2 diabetes that gets very out of control due to infection, stress, surgery, cortisone or other factors, you can become severely dehydrated as well as have a very high glucose. This can even lead to coma, with an up to 50% morbidity if not treated quickly and effectively with large amounts of IV fluids, a small amount of insulin, control of the original cause and adjustment of elec. ...Read more

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What is diabetic retinopathy?

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Bad: Diabetic retinopathy is caused by blood vessel damage due to high sugar levels. It can cause leakage of fluid from vessels causing swelling. It can also cause the vessels to die leading to the retina not getting enough blood. Both of these can permanently impair vision. The best way to avoid this is control of sugars. Many treatments exist for diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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What is diabetic?

What is diabetic?

High blood sugars: Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells. The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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What is insulin-dependent diabetic?

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What is insulin-dependent diabetic?

Needs insulin: This means your pancreas does not produce Insulin and you need external source of Insulin to live. ...Read more

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What is diabetic neuropathy?

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Foot ulceration: Diabetics have loss of protective sensation to their feet. This occurs because excess glucose in the blood causes pathological changes to the nerves. Poor sensation can lead to the development of sores or ulcers. Diabetic also have poor blood supply to their feet so it is difficult to heal the ulcers. The ulcers can get infected and cause gangrene of the foot. ...Read more

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What is diabetic ketoacidosis? Is it treatable?

What is diabetic ketoacidosis? Is it treatable?

Diabetes: ketoacidosis is severe dehydration and high glucose where the body shifts to fat metabolism leading to ketone formation and acidosis. It is a very severe and dangerous acute metabolic abnormality, which is a medical emergency but definitely treatable by hydration, insulin, correction of the precipitating factors and other support. ...Read more

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What is diabetic ketoacidosis? Is it treatable?

What is diabetic ketoacidosis? Is it treatable?

DKA: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a medical emergency with a significant morbidity and mortality. It should be diagnosed promptly and managed intensively. DKA usually develops within 24 hours. DKA typically presents with polyuria and polydipsia, vomiting, dehydration and, if severe, an altered mental state, including coma. http://patient.info/doctor/diabetic-ketoacidosis ...Read more

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What causes diabetic ketoacidosis?

What causes diabetic ketoacidosis?

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!! ...Read more

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What is diabetic vitreopathy?

What is diabetic vitreopathy?

eye center changes: The vitreous is the gel that fills the inside of the back of the eye. When diabetes gets out of control, changes can occur in the retinal vessels and secondarily in the vitreous gel which can threaten vision and the health of the eye. If the vitreous is affected it is termed among other things, 'diabetic vitreopathy'. ...Read more

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What exactly is diabetic neuropathy?

What exactly is diabetic neuropathy?

Sensory, motor, Auto: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

Can't use carbs: Diabetes mellitus simply is the inability to utilize carbs, sugars by your body. It can be from a few different reasons, both related to a hormone called insulin. In some cases your body has no insulin, in some cases your body is resistant to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Fancy word: it means that the blood sugar is too high. Many elderly have that issue that the sugar is increased. Fortunately relatively rare in young patients. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Insulin problem: The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

DM: Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the person has elevated blood sugar. Common diabetes symptoms can include weight loss, increased hunger, increased urinary, increased frequency of urination. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

See below: A metabolic disease in which a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. This can be as a result of inadequate production of insulin, or the body's cells do not respond adequately to insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes type 2: Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes, and is characterized by variable degrees of insulin deficiency and resistance. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) are the preferred screening tests. The diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed if two consecutive A1C levels are ?6.5%, two consecutive FPG levels are >126 mg/dL, or if both are above the threshold ...Read more

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What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Metabolic disease: in humans unable to properly handle carbohydrates from diet. May be due to insufficiency/ineffective of Insulin production by pancreas or Glucose Insensitivity by human cells/tissues of the body or both - leading to abnormal blood serum concentrations. ...Read more

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