• INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Dehydration, DKA] Many Children in DKA Experience Acute Kidney Injury
    A new study suggests, however, that even a single bout of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may injure the kidneys of children. For the study, researchers with the University of British Columbia and British Columbia Children’s Hospital reviewed the medical records of 165 children with Type 1 diabetes who had been hospitalized for DKA. Learn more about DKA by reading the article “ How DKA Happens and What to Do About it.”. DKA taxes the kidneys in a number of ways.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Dehydration, DKA] Too Many with Type 1 Don’t Test for Ketones
    Recently, we featured the story of a father who was coming to terms with his grown son’s death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The father, Joe Purden, regrets that he didn’t learn more about the dangers of DKA when his son was first diagnosed. He and his wife worried more about hypoglycemia than DKA, and they didn’t realize how quickly DKA could prove fatal. A new study suggests that many people with diabetes might be underestimating DKA, as well. Commentary.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Dehydration, DKA] How DKA Happens and What to Do About it
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. The primary cause of DKA is a lack of working insulin in the body. The problem is further complicated by dehydration. Because high blood sugar causes excessive urination, dehydration ensues. This is a precursor to the more severe state of DKA. Symptoms of DKA are more pronounced.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Dehydration, DKA] Study Highlights Risk of DKA After Surgery
    However, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that 25 percent of those with Type 1 who received this surgery suffered from moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) afterwards. Other factors that likely led to DKA include the effects of anesthesia, surgical stress, dehydration, and postoperative infection. percent of people with Type 2 suffered from mild DKA after the procedure in the 10-year period.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Dehydration, DKA] Pennsylvania Lawmakers Call for Type 1 Education
    It was her son’s brush with near fatal diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) that got her into the fight. Her son was admitted and given an IV for dehydration, as well as another blood test. He was in a DKA state: “If we had waited one more day or even just an hour longer to seek medical treatment, we might have lost our son,” she wrote. Last month, Florida lawmakers passed the first state legislation to boost screening for Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Dehydration, DKA] DKA – What You Need to Know
    Combined with dehydration and high blood glucose levels, it can lead to a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Often, DKA can occur when you’re not able to get enough glucose into your cells to burn as energy, and the body relies almost exclusively on fat for fuel. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA can quickly become a downward spiral when untreated, so it’s vital that you catch it and treat it as early as possible.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Dehydration, DKA] Death By Expired Insulin Prescription
    The DKA spiral. In reality, he was most likely suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) induced by his elevated blood sugar levels. Symptoms of DKA include vomiting, dehydration, and confusion, similar to those caused by most influenza viruses. Dan says he’s spoken with many with diabetes who didn’t know until after Kevin’s death that DKA can manifest as flu-like symptoms. Kevin Houdeshell.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Dehydration, DKA] EVADE Program Makes Hospital Visits Less Costly
    With Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin and Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School, leading the charge, the way diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) gets treated in hospitals may be changing. Hamdy and his team recognized that not all cases of DKA are created equal and that mild and moderate presentations could be successfully managed in the emergency room (ER), leading to better patient care and cost savings.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
    [Dehydration, DKA] Diabetic Emergencies: Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Childhood and Adolescence, Part 2 of 3
    Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, MD, PhD First-line management The goals of first-line management of DKA are:4 Correct dehydration Correct acidosis and reverse ketosis Restore blood glucose to near normal values Avoid complications, such as cerebral edema Identify and treat any precipitating event
  • CANDY HEARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Dehydration, DKA] Dear Pediatricians. And Family Practice Doctors. And ER Doctors.
    Thirst (dehydration) • Frequent urination • Blurry vision • Stomach pain • Increased hunger • Nausea • Drowsiness, lethargy, exhaustion • Confusion • Sweating • Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath • Vomiting • Inability to concentrate • Weight loss Yes. On July 25, 2005 my daughter was flown to a PICU, semi-conscious in DKA, with cerebral edema. aap dka diabetes dblog acep And every other kind of doctor, for that matter. Dear Med Students. And Nursing Students.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Dehydration, DKA] Diabetic Emergencies, Diagnosis and Clinical Management: Hyperosmolar non-ketotic.
    Unlike DKA, which usually evolves rapidly over a 24-hour period, symptoms in HHS develop more insidiously, often persisting for several days or even weeks before people seek medical attention and require hospital admission. Konstantinos Makrilakis, MD, PhD Nikolaos Katsilambros, MD, PhD. The earliest symptoms of marked hyperglycemia are polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss.
  • DIABETIC DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Dehydration, DKA] 2 years ago in a parallel universe
    Nearly two years ago, I fell DKA. After a trip to the walk-in clinic where the doctor told me I had the flu and sent me home with a Rx for Tamiflu, then 4 hours of excruciating pain all over my body, vomiting, shaking, feeling hot, feeling cold, confusion, torturous thirst, bleeding lips from dehydration, and an odd feeling of being very, very drunk, I finally got to the ER where I was told I had dun dun DUNNNNN diabetes. I did not know I was diabetic.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [Dehydration, DKA] Diabetic Emergencies, Diagnosis and Clinical Management: Sick-Day Rules in Diabetes, Part 1
    These hormones can be triggered by any kind of stressful condition such as an infection, a cardiovascular or cerebrovascular ischemic event, gastroenteritis, dehydration, etc. If diabetic control is not attended to under these circumstances it may seriously deteriorate and lead to potentially fatal complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS Konstantinos Makrilakis, Nikolaos Katsilambros.
  • CANDY HEARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Dehydration, DKA] Bang -- The Beginner and The Pro.
    I was constantly dehydrated, constantly drinking fluids, and constantly going the bathroom. My blood sugar was 883, I was in DKA, and my kidneys had shut down. Sunburned and dehydrated, but perfect. PS - This isn't how you're supposed to hold a gun. It was my first time. You never forget your first! 22 caliber = Baby Steps. I've graduated to a 9mm now. I'm learning how to shoot a gun. And.YES.I realize we have small children in the house. There. I said it.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Dehydration, DKA] Kids and Ketones: Checking and Treating High Blood Glucose
    Too little insulin for too long a time initiates a cascade of hormonal changes in the body that can lead to the dangerous condition of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). If left untreated, it can lead to coma and death. Illness can often be a precipitating cause of DKA. Exercising with very high glucose levels , which usually reduces glucose concentrations, can also be a cause of DKA in the case of limited insulin supplies.
  • JUSTICE'S MISBEHAVING PANCREAS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Dehydration, DKA] A Necessary Repost - It is so much more.
    When I say Justice was 59, 200, 43, 499, 29, 113, 143, 178, most people see a number. Unsure sometimes whether its good or bad, or thinking "that's high." or "that's low". A number for us is so much more. I hate to say it defines us, but it defines the moment. At that moment when we see a number pop up on the screen after just 5 seconds, its as if we feel a shift on our entire universe, that lasts way longer. That moment changes things.
  • JUSTICE'S MISBEHAVING PANCREAS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Dehydration, DKA] A Repost - It's More Than Just a Number to Us.
    I wrote this post last year, and after having a crappy night with a bg of 360 and ketones of.8 it seems fitting to repost it. Truth always remains the same. When I say Justice was 59, 200, 43, 499, 29, 113, 143, 178, most people see a number. Unsure sometimes whether its good or bad, or thinking "that's high." or "that's low". A number for us is so much more. I hate to say it defines us, but it defines the moment.
  • JUSTICE'S MISBEHAVING PANCREAS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Dehydration, DKA] A Repost -- It's not just a number.
    I wrote this post last year, and after having a crappy night with a bg of 360 and ketones of.8 it seems fitting to repost it. Truth always remains the same. When I say Justice was 59, 200, 43, 499, 29, 113, 143, 178, most people see a number. Unsure sometimes whether its good or bad, or thinking "that's high." or "that's low".A A number for us is so much more. I hate to say it defines us, but it defines the moment.
  • JUSTICE'S MISBEHAVING PANCREAS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Dehydration, DKA] Justice's Misbehaving Pancreas: You See A Number, We See Something.
    skip to main | skip to sidebar Justices Misbehaving Pancreas Type 1 Diabetes As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Child And His Mother. Pages Home Our Misbehaving Family Justices Diagnosis Story Misbehaving Videos Misbehaving Artwork A Right To Live TallyGear!! Contact Information Disclaimer Notice Type 1 Education Who writes this stuff?! Alexis Nicole Mother of two amazing super-heroes, Wife to my better half, and my oldest sons Pancreas. I am on the job 24/7/365. I am real. I curse. I cry. I bitch.
  • DORKABETIC  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Dehydration, DKA] Because it's Saturday.
    Once when I was like 4 I believe I was in overnight for dehydration. Then there was DKA and my diagnosis with diabetes in 1990. I have nothing to do at this very moment, and I'm not sure what to blog about, but the pages here are looking lonely. Let's have fun with an alphabet meme! Age : 29 Bed size : Full. It's really comfy, and Matt and I got a hell of a bargain on it when we moved in together in Delaware. One day I want a bigger one, though, for sure.
  • D-TALES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Dehydration, DKA] Ice Ice Baby
    But a little bit of liquid here and there, one cube at a time, helps with hydration, which is especially important for kids with diabetes, who can develop ketones simply from the dehydration alone. DKA stomach bug illness and diabetesI should have known the day was going to be rough when at 7:30 a.m. Max and Jack came running into my office, where I was perusing Facebook.
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Dehydration, DKA] Bridget Writes: Our Year with Diabetes
    He was unresponsive, and in what I found out was DKA, Diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of absolute or relative insulin deficiency aggravated by ensuing hyperglycemia, dehydration, and acidosis-producing derangements in intermediary metabolism. Labels: Anniversary , Diabetes , Diabetic Ketoacidosis , DKA. Monday, February 28, 2011. Our Year with Diabetes. One year ago today was one of the worst possible days of my life.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Dehydration, DKA] Surviving Another First
    This can cause DKA and all the nastiness involved with that - including more puking and a life threatening situation if not treated. I was worried that she was dehydrating. ** I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor and Survivor by Destiny's Child can be heard by clicking PLAY at the right!**. Diabetes is full of "firsts". The first time you give a shot. The first time you count carbs. The first time you care for your child on your own. The first time you let them out of your sight.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Dehydration, DKA] Hyperglycemic Emergencies
    The two most serious hyperglycemic emergencies are diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS). DKA most commonly occurs in patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus or pancreatic disease, while HHS occurs more frequently with Type 2 diabetes. Both DKA and HHS patients present with hyperglycemia, but DKA is characterized by ketonemia, ketonuria, and metabolic acidosis while HHS involves dehydration without significant ketoacidosis.
  • DIABETES MINE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Dehydration, DKA] My Own Definition of LADA
    I was close to DKA and coma when I hit the ER. Nine months later I was in severe DKA and was declared a Type 1. Yet, I never went into DKA all those years and my sugars were usually around 200 which I know because once meters came out that’s where they were. There are a lot of theories about type 1 diabetes in childhood being a long process – beta cell mass is supposedly lost over time, until insulin levels are so low that DKA becomes possible.
  • RIDE TO REMEDY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007
    [Dehydration, DKA] A Previously Unwritten Letter – Dear Dead Worthless Pancreas
    I had been going to one before I landed myself in the hospital on the verge of death with DKA so bad that the doctors didn’t know if they were going to be able to save me and after that event, the counselor thought I was suicidal, a lot of people thought I was suicidal but I wasn’t going to be treated for suicidal behavior because I wasn’t suicidal, I just didn’t want to have diabetes anymore and I didn’t think that there was anything wrong with that.
  • DORKABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
    [Dehydration, DKA] On Cankles.
    I was in DKA, and dehydrated. In high school and throughout college, I used to complain about my fat ankles. I have slim, muscular legs, thank goodness, but my ankles have never been my favorites. The right one bears a one-inch scar from my type 1 diagnosis back in 1990. My poor 8-year-old veins were so deflated, they had to cut into my ankle to start the IV necessary for insulin and fluids.