Diabetic ketoacidosis type 2 diabetes

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Avatar m tn My brother in law has type 2 diabetes. Friday he woke up very confused. His wife called 911, went to hospital, discovered he was in renal failure and had pneumonia. They put him on a ventilator. Kidneys started recovering, as did breathing. Took him off ventilator and he has been very confused and combative ever since. It's like he isn't there. Is there hope that this can pass? Can he return to us?
Avatar n tn hey this is a super old thread but just incase someone is out there looking for answers, I'll add my 2 cents. I've been diabetic for 20 years now. I'm 28. I've been a regular pot user for probably 10 years. I firmly believe that used (not excessively) for diabetics, that pot can help a vast number diabetic complications and symptoms. This has been backed up recently by research on weed and diabetes. There was a study in may of 2015 that proved what i had ben claiming for a long time.
Avatar m tn Hello, if this person in your house does not want to share about what to do in case of emergency, this will make things very difficult for you. A person with type 1 diabetes, if uncontrolled - two hospital visits in 2 weeks is quite extreme - can have widely varying blood sugars. There are 2 extremes:- 1. Low, treatment is some rapid acting carbs ie. orange juice / some candy etc. Symptoms may be confusion, acting as if drunk, shaking, sweating. 2. High.
Avatar n tn It's gonna be like that untill someone extraordinary finds a way to completely fix type 2. Type 1 will never be fixed, but one day we may understand why it happens and will be preventable. For now it's either drastically lowering the consumption of carbs, or the drugs. There's no inbetween.
Avatar n tn I am not a medical professional but I have been type 1 diabetic for 12 years and have several siblings who are also type 1 diabetic so it's safe to say that I know what I'm talking about. The primary cause of keytones in the blood system is a high blood sugar. Stress and sickness simply make it so that keytones can develop at blood sugars that are normally not good but easily dealt with.
Avatar n tn I am a mother of a child (10-1/2 years old) who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. So, your dad has type 2, but was put on insulin to manage his diabetes? Keep in mind that I am familiar with type 1. As a mother of a child living with diabetes, I can say that I do not like to see 400 blood sugars either, however, there are times when there is not a logical explanation for highs and lows and we have to realize that this is what diabetes looks like.
Avatar f tn Glipizide and glyburide are both indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, where hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. You could ask your doctor about these.
Avatar n tn I'm 21 years old in college, and I have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years now, and i have always eaten good, and exercised regularly, but just recently, i wanted to lose some weight, around 10 pounds, but for some reason i am finding it really hard to lose weight. I work out about 3-4 times a week. Usually i do a lot of cardio to burn the calories, so about 2 miles on the treadmill. But i still cant lose any weight. I was just wondering if being diabetic had something to do with that.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 29 year old female, diagnosed with Type I diabetes when I was 25. I was always a picture of health and never had any "health" problems until now. Not to make excuses or anything, but knowing that I have this to deal with this has made me extremely depressed, so depressed that at times I don't take my insulin and I also think that in my mind I'm afraid of being over weight. It didn't help that my mother passed away suddenly either.
Avatar n tn I wonder how many of you who were diagnosed before the age of 1 have been checked for Neonatal Diabetes? My son was diagnosed at the age of 4 months with Type 1 diabetes but we later found out he had Neonatal Diabetes caused by a genetic mutation of the KCNJ11 gene.
Avatar f tn She's just not been acting the way she normally does even when she's sick, some days she's been very weak and a couple day ago I smelled sweetness on her breath. I am terrified that she might have type 1 diabetes but my ex who she was staying with when this began thinks I'm being ridiculous so I've withheld taking her to the doctor. Should I be worried??
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar n tn are outdated terms. Children are diagnosed more and more frequently with Type 2; adults can be diagnosed with Type 1. Type 1.5 (LADA) is a more recently understood designation for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults and I have had it for two years and am age 60. As in my case it is frequently misdiagnosed initially as Type II.
158939 tn?1274918797 That said, I have a type-1 daughter and a type-2 husband, and type-2 is rampant in his family, so I'm pretty familiar with both. You're right that it makes no sense for him to have Type 2. I have heard of a couple of non-overweight people getting type 2 when there's a strong genetic history, but they don't usually get it until well into middle age. In general, you don't see it in skinny people like your son.
Avatar n tn Im currently a Scientist with bachlor and i advocate the spread of information when i became diabetic i decided to use it to spread education on diabeties this is perhaps a darker side of that pledge but iand i have no i do not advocate taking ecstasy and especially as a type 1diabetic but i am a type 1 diabetic with an a1c of 6.
Avatar n tn We're going to the doctor tomorrow and are going to the education classes as soon as we can, but I wanted to get some advice from some of you who have dealt with this for a while. My dad's a Type 2 diabetic, but this is so different with the insulin shots and such. My husband's under the impression that as long as he's taking the shots, he can pretty much eat what he wants.....but I know this is probably not right. I just hate to see him hungry when he doesn't need to lose weight. UGH!!!
1519223 tn?1500816586 Janumet Januvia and Janumet are prescription drugs that belong to a group of Type 2 diabetes drugs called incretin therapies. Studies link these drugs to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral medication manufactured by Merck & Co. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 and is one of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market.
1436324 tn?1283702360 To start with, I am not diabetic. Two of my brothers are type 2. I see them going down the medicine trail and never really controlling their diabetes. They are in and out of the doctors' offices. If I could give you some advice, it would be to try to stay off of medication and insulin, if possible. After much reading, the best thing to do is to follow a low carb diet - like Atkins or South Beach.
Avatar n tn I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and continue to smoke. over th e years I've learned to dicipline my self well enough that now that i am diabetic and have to watch what I eat when I get the "munchies" i'm still careful about what and how much I eat. As to the legality well I just use discretion. I don't sell it, I don't give it to minors and basically just keep it to my self.
Avatar n tn First I want to tell you that if you test your blood sugar and are 200 or higher, you should immediately make an appointment with a doctor to have tests performed. Diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2 is not something to be ignored.
Avatar n tn If the person is tightly controlled and keeps glucose levels normal most of the time, the urine composition is going to be different from a non-controlled diabetic whose glucose is high or low as a general rule. Type 1 diabetes simply means that the pancreas doesn't function properly -- other effects on the body depend on how carefully that person keeps his or her glucose levels in the normal range.
Avatar m tn This is done by testing for antibodies, testing insulin levels, and testing a substance called c-peptide. If you have type 1 instead of type 2, then you need to be on insulin. If you are feeling bad (vomiting, nausea, headache, chills) then you also need to go the nearest emergency room as soon as possible. This is something called diabetic ketoacidosis. It can be fatal if not caught and treated early. Please immediately adopt low carb eating.
Avatar f tn Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease of absolute or inadequate production of the pancreas, and/ or the body’s resistance to insulin. It is a long term and a lifetime illness that is projected to be the second debilitating disease, causing most of the world’s mortality and morbidity. DM itself does not necessarily cause life threatening scenarios but its complications do.
Avatar m tn As mentioned above you now need a full check for diabetes. Diabetes can develop rapidly. If you are thin it may not be Type 2, it could be type 1. If you have a home meter you can test 2 hours after eating (ideally <100 but <120 is still considered acceptable) and fasting first thing in the morning before eating - normal is in the 80s but < 95 is considered normal. Your doctor should be checking HBA1C as a screening test. This gives average blood sugar for the past 3 months.
Avatar f tn every woman in my family has type 1 and her paternal grandfather has type 2. I am hypoglycemic... she is also very hper and irritable, constantly walks around with a water bottle in her had due to thirst...
Avatar n tn This sounds like what is happening to my daughter. Has anyone ever heard of this type of diabetes? He told us that it is not Type 1 or Type 2. We are going to do more blood work (anti-insulin, anti-GAD, and anti-islet cell) and a glucose tolerance test with both glucose and insulin levels. We will hopefully get a definite diagnosis within the week. I am still hoping of the possibility of controlling this with diet and exercise, but so far it looks like we may end up on insulin.
Avatar n tn I am not a physician, but the mom of a type one diabetic and a volunteer. I can tell you that I do know the feeling of wanting to be there for your son/daughter at all times and the fear of leaving your child alone and having a severe low, but we must let them be themselves. I believe and so do our doctors that we should treat a diabetic as a child (or person) first and a diabetic second.
Avatar m tn Take your husband to his doctor ASAP. Taking type 2 medication then waking with a 2 mmol/l reading is dangerous. Getting up to eat something to bring normalcy says he is a type 1 diabetic, not enough glucose. The fruity breath points strongly to Ketoacidosis.
Avatar n tn My heart goes out to everyone dealing with type 1 diabetes, whether you have it yourself or you are a parent of a child, teen or adult child with it. I have heard of kids hitting their teens and going into denial and not wanting to take care of their diabetes because they are sick ot it. Reading the 2 posts about similar situations really scares me. My son, now, very agreeable, counts carbs, tests for ketones when over 250, etc., could rebel later.