Pancreatitis and ketoacidosis

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Avatar n tn Yeah, I don't think it's the acetone...I am a Registered Nurse and worked the ER for 7 years...I have smelled ketoacidosis and this is not it. But I like the way you think ;) But you're right, his sugars are out of control. He often "dumps" his sugars because of too much insulin administration. He follows a sliding scale the Dr. gave him and on occasion winds up nearly passing out because his sugar dumped to 32! (I have honey on hand at all times!
Avatar m tn A stomach ulcer that has caused a hole in the stomach wall. Gallstones that are causing pancreatitis. Cystic fibrosis. Pregnancy and diabetic ketoacidosis. A ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Macroamylasemia, an uncommon and harmless condition in which amylase is bound to a protein in the blood. This condition can cause amylase levels to be either high or low.
Avatar f tn Potential causes for the vomiting and weakness include complications from untreated Cushing's disease such as renal failure, kidney infection, pancreatitis, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Some of these diseases are more treatable than others, but the key to treatment would be early diagnosis with bloodwork/urinalysis and aggressive treatment with intravenous fluids for dehydration and treatment of the underlying issue.
Avatar n tn He was in the ICU for 4 days with pancreatitis and ketoacidosis. His blood glucose was 754, triglycerides were 2100 and his cholesterol was about 600. He was very ill and I thought I was going to lose him. Within 24 hours of his admission into ICU his glucose levels were near normal and all of his numbers were coming down. He gives himself 3 shots of novolog (b4 meals) and 1 shot of lantus before bed. His glucose levels are pretty good.
1519223 tn?1500816586 Serious Side Effects The most serious side effects associated with Januvia and Janumet are acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. In 2011, the FDA received almost 200 reports of acute and chronic pancreatitis linked to Januvia and Janumet – some of which were fatal. Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It can cause the body’s digestive enzymes to attack the pancreas. In severe cases, the disease can cause tissue damage, infection, cyst formation and bleeding.
Avatar f tn In 2003 I had my gallbladder removed after years of episodes of pain that came and went. within a year I also developed diabetes. Given my age and weight they diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes. For months I complained that I was still having the same problems and high blood sugars. And was told it takes time. Meanwhile I was losing weight unintentionally. In Feb of 2004 I was rushed to the hospital for ketoacidosis.
Avatar n tn My husband was recently hospitalized with pancreatitis and ketoacidosis. His sugar was 754, triglycerides were 2100 and cholesterol was 600. Needless to say, he was very sick. He was in ICU for 4 days. Within 24 hours of his being admitted, his blood glucose was within a normal range. He is giving himself 4 shots (novolog b4 meals and lantus before bedtime). He has been off of work for 10 days. He is 9 days from the original episode, and he is exhausted.
Avatar n tn I went to urgent care with the symptoms of the flu, no jaundice or abdominal pain, just high fever and aches in all muscles and joints and no appitite. Blood work came back with white blood cells low and my SGOT (ASST) as double the high end of normal. The Dr. told me I have a form of Hepititis, but didn't seem concerned. I went to my PCP and he said I don't have Hep, but my levels are not to be concerned about. I'm not sure which Dr.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Without prompt medical treatment, patients with diabetic ketoacidosis can rapidly go into shock, coma, and even death. • Diabetic ketoacidosis can be caused by infections, stress, or trauma all which may increase insulin requirements. In addition, missing doses of insulin is also an obvious risk factor for developing diabetic ketoacidosis.
Avatar n tn I'm an RN and I have this patient who had pancreatitis due to gallstones. She had explo-lap /cholecystectomy a month ago and was intubated prior to surgery because of her acidosis. She was extubated 6 days post-op but got re-intubated 2 days after and has been trached already but still unable to be weaned off the vent. She has an ongoing problem with ileus, started her with tube-feeding with resultant diarrhea or high amount of residual in her ngt. She's 70 y/o with hx of same 8 yrs.
Avatar n tn Lipase is elevated in patients with renal failure and can also be elevated in several other conditions other than pancreatitis. This can include cholecystitis, bowel obstruction, ulcers, diabetic ketoacidosis, HIV, or medications to name a few. The effects of a high lipase would depend on what is causing the elevation. You may want to consider an ultrasound to evaluate the liver and gallbladder. An ERCP or MRCP can be considered to evaluate the biliary ducts.
Avatar m tn I have Type 2 Diabetes and was put on Victoza yesterday, my doctor wants me to take this for weight loss. I would just like to know if anyone has lost weight or has had any side effects while taking this medication. I was on Byetta but the nausea never stopped and I felt bad all of the time. I took my first dose this morning of Victoza and so far there has been no nausea--I just hope it lasts. Any comments on this medication would greatly be appreciated.