How can diabetic ketoacidosis cause abdominal spasm?

Toxic to the Cells. Both ketones and acids are toxins. They interfere with normal cell function. They can cause muscle cells to contact and stay contracted which causes cramps and pain. The dehydration that accompanies ketoacidosis makes this even worse.

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What can cause hypovolemia in diabetic ketoacidosis?

Hypovolemia. It is the ketoacidosis that contributes to the hypovolemia. Do not pass go or collect 200 - go straight to the Emergency Room without delay! Read more...

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...

What are common symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis?

ItsDangerousTakeCare. At the point that you are getting into that range of illness, you just generally feel like s--t. If you haven't been keeping up with your fluids, you'll be thirsty and weak. Having lost vital electrolytes, you'll feel 30 years older.Sick to your stomach.Tired.And, often something kicks all that off like an infection, which adds to the misery.BUT...sometimes it's subtle, just minor symptoms. Beware. Read more...

What is a primary symptom of diabetic ketoacidosis?

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...

I need help! How do I know if I have diabetic ketoacidosis?

Are you sick? Hi. Are you type 1 or type 2? Usually if you are in DKA, you're sick. You can do home ketone monitoring in urine or blood. If you're in DKA, your BG will be high (usually >400). If you don't have home ketone testing and you're sick, get to the ER ASAP. If you can keep food down, make sure to get some fluids in you. DON'T SKIP YOUR BASAL INSULIN EVER. Good luck, and I hope you're not in DKA. Read more...