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What's the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetics?
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
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In brief: Compensation
Hyperglycemia just means that the blood sugar is high.
If you have taken enough Insulin so that there is active metabolism going on, the sugar will eventually be noprmalized - even though you may have to raise the dose of Insulin to do this. If the Insulin is totally inadequate, the body begins to burn fat instead of sugar. The fat leads to ketones and then acidosis as everything gets worse.

In brief: Compensation
Hyperglycemia just means that the blood sugar is high.
If you have taken enough Insulin so that there is active metabolism going on, the sugar will eventually be noprmalized - even though you may have to raise the dose of Insulin to do this. If the Insulin is totally inadequate, the body begins to burn fat instead of sugar. The fat leads to ketones and then acidosis as everything gets worse.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Complication
Dka is a complication of type 1 diabetes when control has decompensated beyond only high blood sugars. For blood sugars over 250 mg/dl, i advise my patients to check their urine for ketones. Early detection and treatment of urinary ketones can prevent DKA - a life-threatening metabolic emergency.

In brief: Complication
Dka is a complication of type 1 diabetes when control has decompensated beyond only high blood sugars. For blood sugars over 250 mg/dl, i advise my patients to check their urine for ketones. Early detection and treatment of urinary ketones can prevent DKA - a life-threatening metabolic emergency.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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