Blood glucose in dka

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Avatar n tn If the person is still in their honeymoon stage, DKA is less likely to happen because their pancreas is still producing some insulin. It could also be the type of insulin regimen he's on. You are more likely to get DKA when you are on a pump as opposed to being on injections where you are taking a long acting insulin as well as a fast acting. DKA can also be avoided because of the person's particular metabolism. And sometimes DKA doesn't happen for no apparent reason at all.
Avatar n tn If your skin is sweet fruity smelling and you have full-blown, uncorrected diabetes it can lead to ketoacidosis [DKA], the body has little or no insulin. DKA if left untreated can lead to diabetic coma or death. If your levels are within acceptable ranges you need to get blood work performed as there are a number of disorders which can cause a fruity/sweet smell on the skin.
Avatar n tn Are you throwing out words w/o knowing definitions? Metabolism is a set of chain reactions in living organisms to sustain life. And it's red blood cells that absorb glucose once it enters the blood stream. Here's some basics on how to control and manage glucose levels. Not much can be added since you didn't tell us anything about your diabetes, if any. Nor do I recommend medication/s as this is up to a doctor following an evaluation.
Avatar f tn s urine or blood shows large amounts of ketones, this can lead to Diabetic Ketoacidosis or DKA. This is a life-threatening emergency which occurs when blood sugars have been consistenly over 300. This occurs more commonly in Type 1's, often at diagnosis, but can also occur in Type 2's who have been diagnosed long enough that they don't produce much insulin or the insulin production is overwhelmed by serious infection or stress.
Avatar n tn Actually, in Type 1 diabetics, sugar in urine can occur at diagnosis. Many Type 1's are admitted to hospital in DKA from consistently high blood sugars. DKA can happen to Type 2's as well but is much less common. Symptoms of DKA include flu like symptoms and vomiting.
Avatar n tn We have found that the be4stway to avoid this is by having our daughter check her blood 6-8 times a day. When her blood sugar is over 225 we have her check for ketone thru her urine. If she has ketones we give her extra no carb fluids and contact per endocrinologist on how to adjust her insulin dosage. We do this because sometimes she has ketones due to being ill other times it is a missed bolus from the pump or not enough insulin.
Avatar n tn Near complete deficiency of insulin and elevated levels of certain stress hormones combine to cause DKA. DKA is more common among Type I diabetics, but may also occur in Type II diabetics generally when physiologically stressed, such as during an infection. Patients with new, undiagnosed Type I diabetes frequently present to hospitals with DKA. DKA can also occur in a known diabetic who fails to take prescribed insulin.
Avatar n tn Uncontrolled high glucose [blood sugar] can lead to severe complications. You husband is currently exhibiting danger signs, others to follow if ignored and left untreated are: * Blindness * Heart and blood vessel disease (known medically as cardiovascular disease) * Heart attacks * Stroke * Kidney failure * Amputations * Nerve damage "We are truck drivers and out here it is difficult to eat properly.
1388299 tn?1279740904 They are produced when the body has to reduce the glucose level and insulin is not available in sufficient quantities to do so. The body has an "emergency" back-up which produces the tell-tale odor. You don't do anything to specifically "bring down ketones". What you do is to meet with your physician or diabetic nurse and work out a program involving diet and medications to keep your glucose levels within normal limits. This may mean oral medications or injectables.
Avatar f tn Her urine had 1000 of glucose in it and 3+ ketones. I brought her in right away and her sugar was only 87. They checked her sugars a couple more times over a two week period and were 102 and 11 a few hours after eating, so not bad. Another urine sample showed trace glucose. Her HA1C in office was only 5.1, so not bad. I don't know what this all really means. If it was just a fluke that her urine sugars were so high one time or what. Anyone have any knowledge on the matter?
Avatar n tn First, I want to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. You must still be reeling in shock, and my heart goes out to you. I am not a doctor, but am a long-time type 1 myself. and am a mother. I feel for your pain. It appears from what you write that you did not know that your daughter was diabetic, and that this episode was a real surprise. Unfortunately, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is frequently mistaken for flu, and this is one reason why it is so dangerous.
Avatar f tn I ask because this is dangerously high and will lead to severe diabetes complications unless you take immediate action to get your blood glucose numbers arrested and under control. You can also start by maintaining proper weight, exercising daily, and eating a proper diabetes nutrition.
Avatar n tn There are times when I check my urine for ketones when my blood glucose is particularly high. For example, this morning before I had eaten a bite, my blood sugar was 406. I checked my urine for ketones at that time and it showed moderate to high amounts of ketones in my urine. This afternoon after I ate, my blood sugar was 521 and I checked for ketones again. On the second check, it was negative to a trace. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this to happen?
Avatar f tn about blood sugars in the 800s, and your husband seems to be in denial of the results of extremely high blood sugars. I don't think cinnamon is a safe recommendation for someone with high enough blood sugars to have ketones and at risk for DKA. DKA can be a life threatening emergency.
Avatar n tn He was admitted with a blood sugar level of over 2500. After 3 days in intensive care, his CK level rose to 78,000. He tested negative for the diabetes antibody. Two days ago, after 10 days in intensive care he was moved to the regular pediatric floor however his ketones are still at 2000 and the doctors are puzzled why they keep going down then up for no apparent reason. His blood sugar levels vary (400 down to 150) based on what he eats and how much insulin he is given.
Avatar n tn I have noticed that as long as we keep in touch with her specialist with her blood sugars and make the necessary changes in insulin, we do better. It is so easy to not react to a high blood sugar if it is followed by normal ones but there is a reason for the highs. Insulin levels have to be corrected weekly to take care of this. I am so sorry for your son, there is help though. Call your doctor with blood sugars every week and make the necessary changes. Hope this helps.
961466 tn?1247550382 Sounds like she needs to see a doctor right away, or be taken to an Emergency Room. Are her blood sugars extremely high? If so she might be experiencing DKA and needs to go to the ER right away.
Avatar n tn My girlfriend just got out of the hospital today after being in DKA, while waiting to be discharged, the doctors asked her if she would like to participate in a trial that would give her a new type of insulin which would help regulate her sugar especially in the morning. Does anyone know what new insulin trials are going on right now, and what the name of it was??
Avatar f tn s blood sugar is way into the danger zone, and if he is sustaining blood sugars that high he is in danger of going into DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) which is a medical emergency. However...having said is normal for a person to be somewhat irritable, grouchy, short-tempered, etc. But I'm sorry to say your husband's behavior is over the line of what can be attributed to high blood sugar and indicate a problem that already exists and is exacerbated by the blood sugar.
Avatar m tn I, too, am on an insulin pump and ended up in the hospital last week in the ICU for DKA (1st and, hopefully, only time). I was taken off my pump, given IV insulin, fluids, and then placed on daily injections until yesterday (over a little more than a week). I started on a new pump as injections (minimum of 5 per day) do not work best for my blood sugars. It turns out there may have been a malfunction with my insulin pump. I have been in normal ranges since going back on a new one.
1456043 tn?1285362531 what do you do when your blood glucose monitor says HI ?
Avatar m tn 45A.M it dropped to 306. This is when my blood sugar began to rise again. At 3:50 it rose to 320, then 4:50 it rose to 438, it slightly dropped to 417 at 5:51 A.M, then soared to 537 at 6:56 A.M. I haven't been eating anything since 6P.M last night, and fully covered dinner. I checked for keytones, which came back negative. This insulin is also a brand new bottle and a brand new site. I'm honestly clueless on what to do now.
Avatar m tn 24 yr old female, juvenile diabetic. admitted to hosp in severe dka blood sugar 485 bp 175/169, tachacardia, vomiting, confused, After much treatment 2 days in ccu 2 days in regular room released from hospital. 5 days later found deceased . Please help me to understand how this can happen! autopsy waiting on toxicology reports. She was my friend and i just dont understand how or why?
Avatar n tn Your blood glucose reading at the doctor's of 7.7 (138 in the U.S. scale) taken at 45 minutes after lunch is not necessarily ok. Many of us don't reach our peak post prandial until 2 hours after eating in which case you could have peaked at significantly higher which is NOT normal for a non-diabetic. Mysteria's answer is the classic experience of a Type 1 but not of a Type 2. Type 2's in fact can have little or no symptoms and be diabetic.
Avatar n tn When in DKA, you are insulin resistant. So in a way, yes you are rejecting insulin. You're Dr. will help you manage that situation, you should always call your Dr immediate when you discover keytones in your urine. If they are not available it's best to go to the emergency. It's a serious condition and should be treated as such.
Avatar n tn Do you have a nurse at school that can help her monitor her blood sugars throughout the day? Changes in routine can also affect the glucose levels, and she may need to have her insulin doses adjusted. Our emotions can change our glucose requirements too. I have been type 1 diabetic for 20 years. I notice that when I get nervous, my levels go down.