• INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] How to Evaluate Diets and Supplements
    Throw diabetes management into that equation, and you’re in for quite a challenge. The ketogenic diet is a prime example of a diet that has been polarizing the diabetes sphere for quite some time. Its staunch believers speak of its ability to reduce blood sugar spikes, while its opponents discuss the difficulty in adherence and falsely claim that the diet results in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? sponsor.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Kirkcudbright mum praises NHS staff for saving daughter's life with rapid diabetes diagnosis
    Schoolgirl Grace Ringrose was rushed to Dumfries Infirmary suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis , a dangerous condition which can be fatal if left untreated A Kirkcudbright mum has praised medical staff for the rapid diagnosis and treatment which saved her 13-year-old daughter's life.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] CDC Report Understates Link Between DKA and Insulin Costs
    A CDC study confirms what many individuals within the diabetes community have already suspected: the incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is on the rise. As most readers know, DKA is a life-threatening but usually avoidable complication of diabetes, which occurs when blood glucose levels exceed 250 mg/dL, leading to an increased ketone concentration. While it can affect individuals with Type 2 diabetes, it mostly affects those with Type 1. diabetes.”.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] AZ Teen Dies After Battling DKA
    An Arizona teenager died on Tuesday after battling Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) for several days. Having lived with Type 1 diabetes since fifth grade, she was inspired to study nursing. They will donate her organs, as she requested, but her pancreas will go to diabetes research. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Alex DePriest was a senior at Desert Vista High School, who planned to attend Arizona State University in the fall.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The Beyond Type 1 DKA Awareness Campaign
    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious diabetes complication that, if not treated, can lead to complications and even death. Undiagnosed type 1 diabetes can lead to DKA, and some kids and adults are in DKA when they are diagnosed. Type 1 Diabetes Beyond Type 1 diabetes diagnosis diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) podcast symptoms
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Should Type 1 Diabetes Be in Public School Curricula?
    There are a lot of misconceptions about Type 1 diabetes—for instance, that is lifestyle-related and that it is easy to control with diet and exercise. Advocates have tended to highlight the media’s role in perpetuating myths about the condition, calling upon public figures to differentiate between the two types of diabetes and to avoid making diabetes a punchline. Read What If a School District Won’t Comply With Diabetes Care?
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Sabrina's Mile donate over 2,000 for diabetes education
    Sabrina's Mile donated over 2,000 to diabetes services at Great Western Hospital this week, helping to improve awareness of the disorder. The charity, which was set up in honour of Sabrina Moccia, who died at the age of 33 from diabetic ketoacidosis, has continued to raise money in her memory
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Homicide Charge for Father Who Refused to Learn About Son’s Diabetes
    Another parent has been charged with homicide after a child died from complications related to Type 1 diabetes. Records showed that he had contradicted hospital staff when told that he needed to learn about diabetes care. Extreme thirst is a symptom of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? In Wasseau, Wisconsin, Robert Glazner is being held in jail on a $500,000 cash bond.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis
    “ A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis ” originally appeared on Insulet’s Omnipod Suite D blog, now called Podder Talk. Our daughter’s diagnosis story, I have found, is fairly typical for that of young children also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Join me in this 6-part series as I discuss our experiences navigating the diabetes journey as a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes. .
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Disordered Eating with Diabetes
    Food Type 1 Diabetes Weight Management A1c amylin beta cells body image diabetes burnout diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) diabulimia eating disorders exercise insulin teens with diabetes weight loss“Are you hungry?” my husband asked me after a particularly difficult hike in the Rocky Mountains last summer that lasted over 12 hours, where all we ate during the day was trail mix and some dried fruit. He was starving. “I’m I’m fine,” I replied. “My
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] New Diabetes Charity Will Offer Rx Assistance and More
    After their adult son, Kevin, died from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), Dan and Judy Houdeshell began advocating for their state and others to pass laws authorizing pharmacists to dispense insulin and other life-saving medications without a prescription. She, too, lost a child with Type 1 diabetes due to DKA. She hated having diabetes.”. Antavia was not her only child with Type 1 diabetes. Insulin-dependent persons with Type 2 diabetes will also be eligible.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] What to Do When You Get Sick
    Sick days aren’t fun, especially for people with diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) influenza (flu) insulin Lantus low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) real people sick sick days WebMDConsult with your physician for specific medical advice before making treatment decisions if you do get sick.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Four Years After Son’s Death From DKA, Ohio Couple Still Advocating to Improve Access to Insulin
    His family has since surmised that Kevin was most likely experiencing the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), rather than the flu. Kevin’s father also acknowledges that his son’s decision to privately manage diabetes may have been a factor. He says that it is critical for individuals to have a support system of family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers who know about the risks and warning signs associated with diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] BBC Documentary Shows Nuances of Diabulimia, Increases Awareness of the Disorder in UK
    In September of 2017, BBC aired a documentary on diabulimia—the eating disorder that is becoming increasingly common among individuals with Type 1 Diabetes, in which persons withhold or under-administer insulin to control weight. According to the Diabetics With Eating Disorders (DWED) charity, the concept is swiftly gaining currency within clinical communities in the UK. Nor are eating disorders well-known to diabetes care providers.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Dear Media: The Way You Talk About Diabetes is Problematic
    My son Peter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013, just a few days short of his third birthday. We knew very little about diabetes. And we see now that confusion about the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes is in fact the norm, not the exception. That’s why it was so disappointing—and a bit distressing— to read a recent article originally published in the Monterey Herald attributed to Barbara Quinn, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Diabetic Ketoacidosis – its Causes and its Treatments
    Certified diabetes educator Becky Wells recently retired from working with a diabetes self-management education program at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She provides advice on diabetes for Insulin Nation. Question: What is diabetic ketoacidosis and how can I prevent it? Answer: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a possible complication of diabetes that can cause kidney damage and may prove fatal if left untreated.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?
    “Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” ” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin insulin pumps ketogenic low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet SGLT-2 type 1 diabetesI’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] D-Kid Interviews Country Singer RaeLynn
    Summary: RaeLynn is an American country singer who was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was 12. Read about when she was diagnosed, what a day in her life is like, what it’s like being a singer with diabetes, and what she does to keep from being low on stage. My mom rushed me to the emergency room, and we found out I was in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). They taught me and my family so much about how to live with and manage type 1 diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Hypoglycemia and DKA in Children Using Insulin Pumps VS Syringes
    Scientists asked the question, “Are the rates of severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis lower with insulin pump therapy than with insulin injection therapy in young patients with type 1 diabetes?” ” To find out they conducted a population-based observational study which included 30,579 children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes either on pump or injection therapy. […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Diabetes Complications – What You Need to Know
    Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the diabetes community. Q – I’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes and I’m scared of complications. A – Not everyone with diabetes will have diabetes complications.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Lawsuits Allege Invokana, SGLT2 Drugs Unsafe
    Several lawsuits allege a class of oral diabetes drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors cause cardiovascular and urinary tract complications and brittle bones. The suits allege that the drug led to hospitalizations for acute ketoacidosis and kidney damage, among other harms. The complaints submitted to the FDA center around suspicion that the drug raises the risk of ketosis and ketoacidosis; both conditions cause elevated levels of a potentially deadly substance (ketones) in the bloodstream.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] What the Heck Is Ketoacidosis?
    By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) blood ketone meter diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) illness insulin insulin pumps ketones metabolism
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Even the Best Laid Plans Go Awry – Insulin Pump Site Failure
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) device failure diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin insulin pumps plans traveling with diabetesI wrote a post a couple of months back about traveling through multiple airports and how I fared with my insulin pump and my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) at each one. You can read it here. It was a good practice run for our trip to the US in July. I had everything ready. But, as […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Sick-Day Guidelines to follow when you have diabetes
    For a person with diabetes, even a minor illness can lead to dangerously high blood sugar, and in severe cases, life-threatening complications, such as diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar state. When you are sick, your body reacts by releasing hormones to fight infection
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] New oral diabetes drug shows promise in phase 3 trial for patients with type 1 diabetes
    Sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, research indicates. Sotagliflozin has shown promise in improving glucose control without any increase in severe hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis compared to insulin alone
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 12 Tips Every Driver with Type 1 Should Know
    When it comes to driving, a teen with Type 1 diabetes needs to understand they are responsible for being in control of their blood glucose levels behind the wheel; this is the only way to be personally safe and ensure the safety of others on the road. For the past seven years, Juvenile Diabetes No Limits Foundation (JDNL) has been conducting Check B4U Drive – a safe-driving program for teens with Type 1 diabetes, to help get this point across. By Tom Bregmann.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] How Poor Planning Led to My Epic Diabetes Fail
    So I had what I would consider an epic diabetes fail on Friday. Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) family of person with diabetes high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulin ketones mistakes outdoor activities prepareAnd I consider it an epic fail because it was 100% avoidable.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Pumping Pitfalls: Avoiding and Dealing With Pump-Related Problems
    Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Abbott American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) device failure diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin insulin pumps ketone meter ketones tipsBy Gary Scheiner MS, CDE For anyone who uses an insulin pump, there are bound to be occasional problems. For some, problems may be as rare as a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory; for others they may occur as often as a Hollywood scandal.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can easily be mistaken for other illnesses, including the flu. Unfortunately, a missed diagnosis can be fatal, so it’s important to seek medical help if Type 1 diabetes is suspected. It’s much better to test for Type 1 diabetes and receive a negative diagnosis than not test and miss a diagnosis. Here are the most common symptoms of the onset of Type 1 diabetes: Frequent Urination. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] What to Do if You Run Out of Insulin
    We asked Jennifer Smith, a certified diabetes educator with Integrated Diabetes Management , to provide a guide of what do if you run out of insulin. Since insulin is vital to the health of people with Type 1 diabetes, it is imperative to have access 24/7. High blood glucose levels from lack of insulin can lead very quickly to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a potentially deadly condition. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Orange is the New Black’s Diabetes Portrayal is Almost Criminal
    And if the season ended there, the writers of Orange is the New Black could be given credit for providing one of the better portrayals of a character dealing with insulin-dependent diabetes. If the character has Type 1 diabetes, then he would have been in diabetic ketoacidosis from a lack of insulin by the end of the season. Sadly, then, we must relegate CO Davis to the list of characters whose diabetes is used as a prop and then discarded.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Diabetes-Related Distress Leads to Higher A1C Scores
    Sometimes, studies must prove what people with Type 1 diabetes often already know from experience. That was the case of a recent study which revealed a connection between elevated A1C scores and diabetes-related distress in people with Type 1 diabetes. The study sampled 224 people with Type 1 diabetes. This increases the risk of more frequent episodes of hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, which of course results in more stressful situations in diabetes management.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Five Quick-Takes from the ADA 77th Scientific Sessions
    Add-ons to insulin are going to be a thing for Type 1 diabetes. It’s no coincidence, then, that there has been renewed interest in looking at other drugs for treating those with Type 1 diabetes. Another major study that was trumpeted by the ADA found SGLT2 use reduced heart disease and kidney disease risk for those with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers also presented separate findings on metformin and GLP-1 drugs for people with Type 1 diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Study: SGLT-2 Inhibitors Raise Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine researchers explain that their study suggests sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) drugs for type 2 diabetes may increase the risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis FDA insulin SGLT-2 type 2 diabetes drugs
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Knowing the Signs of Type 1 Diabetes
    By Rachelle Stocum Parents of children with diabetes will hear this question asked a million times. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes diagnosis diabetic ketoacidosis google insulin parenting children with diabetes symptoms WebMDAnd each time you tell your story the story gets shorter and shorter. You begin to leave out details. Details that may one day save another child’s life. I wrote this for a couple of reasons.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The Perfect Storm of High Blood Sugar and Ketones
    I was out of town for a couple of days this week for work, and I’m pretty sure that I was this close to ending up in DKA (diabetes ketoacidosis) again. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis traveling with diabetes workI think it was one of those “perfect storm” type of events. I’d gone out to a concert Tuesday night and was out late, hadn’t […].
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Diabetics cautioned to seek medical advice before fasting
    In advance of the holy month of Ramadan, Hamad Medical Corporation is cautioning individuals with diabetes to seek medical advice before fasting. According to Professor Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra, Chairman of Internal Medicine at HMC, fasting among patients with Type 1 diabetes, and among those with Type 2 diabetes who have inadequately managed blood glucose levels, can have many risks, including dangerously low or high blood glucose levels, diabetic ketoacidosis, and blood clots
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] DKA in Jail – Three Stories
    We asked for others to share their experiences of diabetes care in jail and prison, and three readers volunteered their stories. I picked out what protein I could find, but otherwise did not eat in hopes of staying out of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Brandon (last name withheld): I was in custody in the Davidson County jail system a few times between 2009 and 2011, and developed Type 1 diabetes during that time. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Victoza Tested to Combat DKA for People with Type 1
    In recent years, we have seen increasing overlap between drugs used to treat Type 1 diabetes and those used to treat Type 2 diabetes. More people with Type 2 diabetes are going on insulin therapy than in previous years, while drugs like metformin and Invokana are being prescribed off-label for people with Type 1 diabetes. It would take much more study to determine if this drug could have wider application for the Type 1 diabetes community.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Adventure, DKA, Hospital Gowns
    Summary: This “3 little diabetes things” post includes a book about finding adventure, a DKA awareness campaign, and really cool custom made hospital gowns for teens. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Adventure On. Erin Spineto has got to be one of the coolest people living with type one diabetes! Referring to all the day to day diabetes management Erin says, “It’s finding the motivation to keep doing it.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Many Children in DKA Experience Acute Kidney Injury
    Kidney disease is often viewed as a potential long-term complication for Type 1 diabetes. 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. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Ketones and Exercise – What You Need to Know
    In a new set of guidelines for Type 1 diabetes and exercise, I and my fellow researchers warn that people with Type 1 diabetes need to monitor for elevated levels of ketones during exercise. We actually have enough stored fat to generate energy for days, but this can cause a number of metabolic problems, the most important of which is ketoacidosis. This rise in ketone levels in diabetes can cause a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Study finds reduction in HbA1c levels with in-home use of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system
    A pivotal registration trial to evaluate in-home use of the Medtronic MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system over 3 months showed a significant reduction in HbA1c levels for both adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Denied Insulin by a Doctor
    Insulin Nation and CNN have reported on the death of Kevin Houdeshell, who died of diabetic ketoacidosis after he was denied a refill on an expired prescription of insulin. There’s now a report out of Australia of a person with Type 1 diabetes who claims she was denied a prescription of insulin by a doctor, even as she pleaded with the doctor that she was running out of it. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 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). A new study suggests that many people with diabetes might be underestimating DKA, as well. For the study, researchers analyzed questionnaire data from some 2,995 people with Type 1 diabetes or who care for people with Type 1 diabetes through the T1D Exchange. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Commentary.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Ketoacidosis Claimed Our Son During His First Year of College
    Our son, who had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in seventh grade, had just begun the winter semester following a month at home for Christmas break. Did we “normalize” his diabetes too much? What most terrified us, though, was not high blood sugar, but that he might go low and slip into a diabetic coma. When Nicholas’ mother initially pointed out the symptoms Nicholas’ roommates had described matched diabetic ketoacidosis, I dismissed the idea.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Seeking Blame in Morgan Angerbauer’s DKA Death
    Last year, Morgan Angerbauer, who had Type 1 diabetes, died from diabetic ketoacidosis in jail; her death came hours after she pleaded with a jail nurse to treat her and some time after she grew unresponsive and slipped into a coma. Morgan had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child and she was struggling with addiction when she died. It also alleges that Johnson administered glucose to an unresponsive diabetic patient.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Nursing Care Raises Risk of Hypoglycemia in Nursing Homes
    Too often, Type 1 diabetes is pigeonholed as a “childhood” disease, a designation that leaves many adults with Type 1 without the support they need to manage the condition. This can prove challenging, as there have been several studies showing that there is greater risk for hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis for people with Type 1 in hospital settings. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Nursing Care Raises Risk of Hypoglycemia in Nursing Homes
    Too often, Type 1 diabetes is pigeonholed as a “childhood” disease, a designation that leaves many adults with Type 1 without the support they need to manage the condition. This can prove challenging, as there have been several studies showing that there is greater risk for hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis for people with Type 1 in hospital settings. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] CNN Reports on a DKA Death
    Kevin, who was diagnosed with an unspecified form of diabetes as an adult, was found dead from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) shortly on January 8th, 2014. When the symptoms of ketoacidosis set in, Kevin mistook the symptoms for stomach flu, and he was sent home from work. The Houdeshells now want Ohio lawmakers to mandate screening for Type 1 diabetes at well-child visits. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.
    The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes guidelines for management of diabetic ketoacidosis: Do the guidelines need to be modified? The current version of the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes guidelines for management of diabetic ketoacidosis is largely based on the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology consensus statement on DKA in children and adolescents published in 2004
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] MKSAP: 21-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes
    A 21-year-old woman is evaluated for management of type 1 diabetes. She was diagnosed 3 months ago after presenting to the emergency department with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Morgan Angerbauer Needlessly Died from DKA in Jail
    The parents of a woman with Type 1 diabetes posted a video of her death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in an Arkansas jail cell to raise awareness of medical maltreatment in the prison system. Angerbauer’s death is a tragic example of the shortcomings of medical care for Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. The Type 1 diabetes community has done an extremely good job organizing and advocating for those who are actively engaged in their Type 1 diabetes care.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] If You Have Diabetes and Find Out You’re Pregnant
    To support patients in Joslin’s pregnancy clinic, we are teaming up with Revlon in their Love is On challenge, which is an online fundraising challenge that is dedicated to benefiting causes focused on advancing women’s health, including diabetes. Unfortunately, diabetes doesn’t give your body a break once you find out you are expecting. Speaking of Diabetes: Will my normal blood sugar patterns be disrupted? Is there a special procedure for those with diabetes?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] How DKA Happens and What to Do About it
    (excerpted from Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin by Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, DaCapo Press, 2011). Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. This is a state of ketoacidosis. Insulin pump therapy opens the door to ketoacidosis in the event of a problem with insulin delivery, absorption, or action.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Can Early Type 1 Diabetes Screening Prevent DKA?
    Diabetes advocates have long argued that all young children should be screened for Type 1 diabetes during checkups. They say that such screenings could cut down on the number of children with Type 1 who are diagnosed while in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Currently, about 25 percent of cases of Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed during DKA, and too often a missed diagnosis proves fatal. Of those tested, 105 had multiple antibodies and were diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Low-Income Kids on Pumps Face Higher Risk of Complications
    A new University of Toronto study seems to demonstrate that Canadian children with Type 1 who are pump users and come from households of lower socioeconomic status might be at an increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis or other complications than their more well-off peers. However, the risk of diabetes complications during that period depended on which of the five categories the children fell into, with the children in most affluent households having the least amount of risk.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Researchers Testing SGLT2 Drugs for Type 1 Use
    Pharma companies are testing whether drugs designed for combatting Type 2 diabetes can be used to also treat Type 1 diabetes. All but two have involved individuals with Type 2 diabetes or those who don’t have diabetes. Recently, there have been studies undertaken to evaluate SGLT2 drugs as an add-on to insulin therapy; the following trials involve people with Type 1 diabetes: The drug company Janssen initiated an SGLT2 trial in May 2014 in the U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] MKSAP: 44-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    A 44-year-old man is evaluated for management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. He was diagnosed with diabetes 6 months ago after being admitted to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Doc Martin Learns About Insulin Therapy…Finally.
    The BBC has taken some heat recently from the diabetes community for having shows with inaccurate and insensitive depictions of diabetes. More recently, a character in the long-running soap EastEnders joked, “If the kids don’t give themselves diabetes, it’s not a good party.” SPOILERS FOLLOW) In two episodes of the series which follows a gruff doctor in a small English town, Doc Martin must treat patients who fall into a coma because of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Study Highlights Risk of DKA After Surgery
    A new study highlights the dangers that people with Type 1 diabetes face when their medical teams inadequately prepare them for major surgery, in this case bariatric 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. The results were reported on in Diabetes Care and Medscape. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The AAA’s of Diabetes Management
    I was recently asked what I hope for in terms of diabetes management 10 years from now or when Q goes to college in (gah!) I said that I hope diabetes management is less of a burden for her and less for us, as parents, to worry about, especially if she decides to go to college far away. As much as we are looking forward to the bionic pancreas as the ultimate technological treatment for diabetes, there are three issues that we all need to consider.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Dying from Untreated Diabetes at Rikers Island
    The suit filed on behalf of Carlos Mercado alleged that his symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was misread as “dope sickness” (withdrawal from opioids or narcotics) or ignored. However, based upon material posted on the firm’s website, a report from the New York Daily News and an inmate medical area surveillance video posted by the New York Times , we’ve learned that Mr. Mercado had first been confined at Rikers Island in 2007 and denied diabetes treatment.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Advantages and Disadvantages of the Insulin Pump
    This is an excerpt from the chapter called “Diabetes 101.” She said that Q was young and warned of the incredibly increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). It is not a given that everyone with diabetes graduates from injections to a pump, and there is definitely a learning curve as you adapt to the new technology. But that being said, there are many benefits of pumping insulin that are attractive to people dealing with diabetes day in and day out.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Managing Diabetes in High Altitudes (Part II)
    For people managing diabetes, mountain climbing can present even more challenges. At those altitudes it’s pretty complex in that there are a lot of physiological changes that impact the diabetes,” says Jacqueline Shahar , M.Ed., RCEP, CDE, a Certified Diabetes Educator and Manager of Exercise Physiology at Joslin Diabetes Center. There is also an unusual risk for developing ketoacidosis during your climb. Zack McCune snowboarding in Squaw Valley, California.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff. of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. The findings were first reported on by The Diabetes Times.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff. of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. The findings were first reported on by The Diabetes Times.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff. of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. The findings were first reported on by The Diabetes Times.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 5 Ways to Strengthen the Type 1 Diabetes Community
    As Insulin Nation’s editor, I feel like the ultimate lurker – someone who observes the inner workings of the Type 1 diabetes community from the edge of the room. In recent years, I’ve watched this community grow and mature by leaps and bounds to become an international force that has been clinically proven to help people with Type 1 diabetes in their self-care. are diagnosed when the patient is suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, according to one study.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] In Memoriam to the Undiagnosed
    A blood sugar test to diagnose Type 1 diabetes only takes a minute, but not doing that initial test can cost a life. Initial symptoms of untreated diabetes can include increased thirst, fatigue, weight loss, and frequent urination. Ketones build up in the blood, making it acidic, and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, begins, which can lead to death. The hardest part to accept about deaths from undiagnosed diabetes is how easily they could have been prevented.
  • YOUR DIABETES MAY VARY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Recall on Clinical Glucose Test Strips - Do Consumers Get The Same Attention?
    Because the test strips are reporting falsely low blood glucose when the true levels are above 265 mg/dL, there is a risk that the health care provider would not diagnose hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) including Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome in a timely manner and fail to treat elevated blood glucose levels." FDA announced a recall of glucose test strip used in clinical settings. The recall in part says,".because
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Florida Triathlete Champions Type 1 Screening Bill
    Triathlete Luke Rosser’s Type 1 diagnosis a year ago has motivated him, and his mom Meredith, to begin a lobbying effort in the Florida Legislature for a bill to encourage better Type 1 diabetes screening among medical professionals in the state. Luke, age 12, has launched a Facebook page to tell the story of his brush with diabetic ketoacidosis from undiagnosed Type 1 and to urge lawmakers to strengthen early screening for Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Florida Triathlete Champions Type 1 Screening Bill
    Triathlete Luke Rosser’s Type 1 diagnosis a year ago has motivated him, and his mom Meredith, to begin a lobbying effort in the Florida Legislature for a bill to encourage better Type 1 diabetes screening among medical professionals in the state. Luke, age 12, has launched a Facebook page to tell the story of his brush with diabetic ketoacidosis from undiagnosed Type 1 and to urge lawmakers to strengthen early screening for Type 1 diabetes.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] If You Have Diabetes and Find Out You’re Pregnant
    Unfortunately, diabetes doesn’t give your body a break once you find out you are expecting. In fact, being pregnant while having diabetes kick-starts a whole new list of self-care issues you should be aware of in order to keep you and your baby healthy. Director of the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Diabetes and Pregnancy Program , will be answering questions about what to do if you have diabetes and find out you are expecting.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Rob Kardashian emerges on Instagram after Diabetes diagnosis
    The snap shows the 28-year-old wearing a bandana over his face and it is the first time fans have caught a glimpse of the star since being diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis Rob Kardashian shared a rare Instagram selfie on Tuesday.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Identifying Stages of Type 1 Diabetes Could Help with Intervention
    Type 1 diabetes onset is sudden and unexpected. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the JDRF want to be able to detect type 1 diabetes earlier in its progression, before the immune system can damage the insulin-secreting cells, and hopefully intervene to prevent the development of the damaging symptoms of type 1 diabetes. Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Anti-diabetes campaign among children launched in Scotland
    Edinburgh, Nov 29 : A campaign has been launched in Scotland to encourage warning signs of type 1 diabetes to be spotted early in children, a media report said on Sunday. Early diagnosis in children can prevent a possibly life-threatening condition, called diabetic ketoacidosis which happens when a severe lack of insulin leads to the body starting to break down other tissue as an alternative energy source to glucose, BBC reported
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Diabetes Makes a Cameo in The Walking Dead
    Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC Last Halloween, we wrote a tongue-in-cheek story on how people with Type 1 diabetes could survive a zombie apocalypse. Too often in movies and television, a character with diabetes is part of a plot either to be saved or to die so all the other characters can be sad. Although the show never clarifies whether she has Type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetes, her young age and relative health points to it being more likely the former.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 5 Reasons People Ditch the Pump
    Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. But is it really the end-all-be-all of diabetes management? With pump therapy, diabetic ketoacidosis can set in if insulin delivery is interrupted and blood sugar levels aren’t being monitored.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 5 Reasons People Ditch the Pump
    Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. But is it really the end-all-be-all of diabetes management? With pump therapy, diabetic ketoacidosis can set in if insulin delivery is interrupted and blood sugar levels aren’t being monitored.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] 5 Reasons People Ditch the Pump
    Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. But is it really the end-all-be-all of diabetes management? With pump therapy, diabetic ketoacidosis can set in if insulin delivery is interrupted and blood sugar levels aren’t being monitored.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Pennsylvania Lawmakers Call for Type 1 Education
    Last month, Florida lawmakers passed the first state legislation to boost screening for Type 1 diabetes. Now, Pennsylvania state house members have passed a unanimous resolution to encourage “all health care practitioners in this Commonwealth to educate and discuss the warning signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes with the parents or guardians of each child under their care.” As with most successful diabetes advocacy campaigns, this resolution was championed by concerned parents.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] How to Detect Type 1 Years in Advance
    There has been a push to catch Type 1 diabetes before diabetic ketoacidosis sets in, but some researchers wonder if we should be catching Type 1 years before symptoms appear. Dr. Insel shared the findings of a large study published in Diabetes Care which found that biomarkers for Type 1 diabetes often could be found years before those with Type 1 showed symptoms. If we’re going to prevent Type 1 diabetes, we’re going to have to intervene very early,” Insel said.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] How to Detect Type 1 Years in Advance
    There has been a push to catch Type 1 diabetes before diabetic ketoacidosis sets in, but some researchers wonder if we should be catching Type 1 years before symptoms appear. Dr. Insel shared the findings of a large study published in Diabetes Care which found that biomarkers for Type 1 diabetes often could be found years before those with Type 1 showed symptoms. If we’re going to prevent Type 1 diabetes, we’re going to have to intervene very early,” Insel said.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Type 1 diabetes: do you know the warning signs to look for?
    Ryan and Carly Rees with one-year-old Zach, who has diabetes, learning about blood sugar testing with Dr Antoinette McAulay, consultant paediatrician at Poole Hospital. In August, one-year-old Zach Rees was admitted to Poole Hospital 's high dependency unit suffering from life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis after his parents Carly and Ryan took him to their GP with a suspected chest infection
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Parent Refuses Insulin for Teen with Type 1
    There is a disturbing report out of Ireland of a parent refusing to give her child insulin to treat Type 1 diabetes. On September 30, 2015, a 13-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital because of symptoms of untreated diabetes. A pediatrician told the courts that the mother was waiting out the diabetes in hopes it would go away. While such reports are thankfully rare, they underscore the need to combat misinformation found online about false cures for Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Readers Share Their Missed Type 1 Diagnoses
    Our story on a missed Type 1 diagnosis, “I Had Type 1 Diabetes and Didn’t Know It” , elicited a long list of comments from readers, many of whom wanted to share their own missed diagnoses. While a few lucky souls caught their diabetes quickly… “I saw the symptoms and took my son to the doctor 3 days…after I noticed.”. Several were given the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Then diabetic ketoacidosis hit and I was sick in bed for 3 days, getting weaker and weaker.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Not One More Missed Type 1 Diagnosis
    The group, UPrising Against DKA (“United Parents Rising Against Diabetic Ketoacidosis,”) has built a membership of more than 1,800 since its creation in July. Her daughter is now a nurse who volunteers at diabetes camp. Committee amendments enlarged the testing years to six, and then removed the testing mandate for language encouraging practitioners to educate parents about Type 1 diabetes warning signs and symptoms.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The Odyssey of a Runaway with Type 1
    There are unconfirmed reports from regional television stations and the Lawton Constitution that he’d said he was 18 when he went to the hospital and that he’d used an alias, that he had been treated for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and released, and that he’d told someone there that he was headed to Florida. A recent Diabetes Australia survey of 800 teens with Type 1 found that ¼ of them reported moderate to severe anxiety and depression.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] My Type 1 Outpatient Support Team
    I was nervous when I was told I could go home from the hospital after my initial diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis. All of those hospital elves I had come to rely on were about to disappear, and I wasn’t ready to deal with this diabetes thing on my own. On my first visit to the outpatient clinic, I met my diabetes educator, Gwen. She said it was her job to teach me to think like a pancreas and make her role as my diabetes educator redundant.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] A DKA Death in Jail
    It is believed that Robinson had diabetes. Robinson is said to have become combative and then incoherent and then unresponsive, symptoms that would have been easily recognizable by health care workers who know diabetes. There is not yet an official confirmation of death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), but that is, from the circumstances, suspected.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Effect of Glargine on Recovery of Patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    Therapy change decreased recovery time, incidence of hypoglycemia and hypokalemia
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] The Pump Failure Reporting System is Flawed
    And although the FDA has at its disposal experts in device therapies for diabetes, it doesn’t have a stable of software engineers, code writers and insulin pump assembly specialists to hover over the laboratories and factories where pumps are being developed and made. In recent years, the FDA regulators have begun to solicit feedback from the diabetes community about how to tighten up this reporting practice.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Ketoacidosis Not as Great as Thought in Diabetes Patients Taking Invokana
    Retrospective cases showed that some patients treated with canagliflozin had severe diabetes ketoacidosis
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] DKA – What You Need to Know
    Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. A – When you live with diabetes, there’s a lot to juggle. It can be understandable if your eyes glaze over when your physician or diabetes educator mentions ketone testing (another test!),
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] BBC Drama Treats a Low with Insulin
    A BBC drama has drawn the ire of the diabetes community in the United Kingdom for its portrayal of how to treat hypoglycemia, and the show’s author hasn’t helped with her defense of the scene. Amy’s low is apparently treated with insulin, which, as many people with diabetes pointed out, would probably have killed her. The UK branch of JDRF also issued a statement in which they helpfully offered fact-checking for any shows that involve characters with diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] A Prefilled Syringe That Contained No Insulin
    A British court has found a pharmaceutical firm to be at fault for a man’s death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after a prefilled insulin syringe made by the firm failed to contain any insulin. Such an advocate should be brought up to speed on a patient’s* diabetes well before a hospitalization might occur. Insulin Nation writers normally don’t refer to people with diabetes as “patients”, but we felt it made sense when discussing hospitalization.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] How to Detect Type 1 as Early as Possible
    A Swedish-based study is attempting to determine precursors to diabetes development in young children before symptoms appear, according to a Reuters article. The team of researchers is focusing on genetics, protein chemistry, and metabolism as biologic markers that Type 1 diabetes might develop in children. The researchers have taken blood, stool, and nail samples from 8,600 Swedish, American, German, and Finnish children who have an increased hereditary risk of diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Searching for Blame in a Boy’s DKA Death
    From Utah comes a tragic story of Kaden Jones, a 13-year-old who died unexpectedly from diabetic complications the morning after his first day at basketball camp in July 2014. All we really know, or can surmise from the initial filings is this: The young man had Type 1 diabetes and was under proper professional care.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Diabetic Ketoacidosis] Report Condemns Diabetes Care in UK Hospitals
    The quality of diabetes care implemented at hospitals for inpatients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the UK is less than satisfactory, according to a Diabetes Times (UK) article. Dr. Gerry Rayman, services director for Ipswich Hospital’s diabetes center, has strongly advised that the National Health Service (NHS) take immediate action to correct diabetes care problems in hospitals across the UK.
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