• SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [DKA] 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). SGLT2 drugs lower blood sugar by blocking the reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys, allowing them to excrete this excess glucose […]. News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis FDA insulin SGLT-2 type 2 diabetes drugs
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    [DKA] 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. I 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 […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis traveling with diabetes work
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [DKA] DKA in Jail – Three Stories
    I picked out what protein I could find, but otherwise did not eat in hopes of staying out of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). More than once, I felt the acidic breath, shortness of breath, and inability to keep down even water that I know as the early stages of DKA in my body. They didn’t let me see a doctor until 10 am the next morning, but by that time I was in DKA and going downhill fast.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [DKA] Victoza Tested to Combat DKA for People with Type 1
    A recent study conducted at the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York examined whether the GLP-1 drug Victoza could curb the production of ketones that could lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The researchers are hoping the findings of this small study might be an indication that the drug may be able to help curb DKA risk in people with uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [DKA] 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. DKA Campaign. The first step is admitting that we have a problem; here goes: we have a DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) problem. When people in the United States are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, approximately 40% of them are in DKA, a dangerous and sometimes deadly consequence of diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [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  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [DKA] All I Needed to Know About T1D I Learned From My Mom and Brother
    He had lost a lot of weight, and had looked so small and helpless in the hospital bed when he was diagnosed, and he was in DKA. My diagnosis didn’t come with a dramatic DKA hospitalization, as it did for my mom and brother. My diagnosis of type 1 diabetes came late in life at age 25. I had completed college, was starting my career, and was newly married. Tears were shed as the gravity of the diagnosis sunk in, but the diagnosis itself was not a surprise.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [DKA] Ketones and Exercise – What You Need to Know
    This rise in ketone levels in diabetes can cause a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). 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. If you have Type 1 and exercise regularly, testing for ketones could save your life. Ketones develop in our bodies when we mobilize fat as fuel.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [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.
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [DKA] Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
    The difference was a child in DKA unresponsive, to a child, full of smiles, giggles and aware of what was going on. That title may SHOCK some of you. You may be unfamiliar that Type 1 has the potential to be detected early. But we've experienced how remarkable the early detection of Type 1 diabetes can be. In fact, if you are reading this, chances are you have a family member who is touched with Type 1.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [DKA] 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. Her death brought about the arrest of a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) responsible for Morgan’s medical care and a civil action against the nurse and her employer, a privately-operated detention facility in Texarkana.
  • NINJABETIC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [DKA] Can I Celebrate?
    This was DKA no doubt. So now I was in the hospital for DKA after I had a heart attack I didn't know about! Then after I was no longer DKA they transported me to another hospital to have an angiogram. This blog was started on this day in 2006. That was 11 years ago! For many of those years I wrote quite often but not recently. So can I celebrate an 11 year old blog when the past few have been sparse? The thing is I have a lot to share since a lot has happened.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [DKA] 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. CNN recently featured a two-part report about the death of Kevin Houdeshell and the law that was passed in his memory. The report interviewed Kevin’s family about the days leading up to his death.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [DKA] The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.
    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 The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes guidelines for management of diabetic ketoacidosis: Do the guidelines need to be modified?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [DKA] The 2016 Insulin Nation Naughty-or-Nice List
    In 2016, it used its star power to spread awareness of DKA in a lot of mainstream news and entertainment outlets. Commentary. It’s time once again for Insulin Nation’s “Naughty and Nice” list, where we play Judge Santa with some of the Type 1 diabetes newsmakers in 2016. The coal-and-candy-cane winners are: Naughty. The Dollar Store.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [DKA] The 2016 Insulin Nation Naughty-or-Nice List
    In 2016, it used its star power to spread awareness of DKA in a lot of mainstream news and entertainment outlets. Commentary. It’s time once again for Insulin Nation’s “Naughty and Nice” list, where we play Judge Santa with some of the Type 1 diabetes newsmakers in 2016. The coal-and-candy-cane winners are: Naughty. The Dollar Store.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [DKA] 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. The young woman’s descent into fatal DKA most likely began long before the time shown on the video. Commentary.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [DKA] Rise Up
    When I was uninsured I had 2 trips to the ICU because of DKA because I couldn’t afford my insurance and had to ration it. If you came here for an epiphany on how we can fix the Health Care System in the United States, I apologize forthwith. I don't have all the answers. I'm just a mom, who has three children with Type 1 Diabetes. I'm just a sister, who has a brother with Type 1 Diabetes. I'm just a cousin, whose cousin has Type 1 Diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [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. This is a precursor to the more severe state of DKA. Symptoms of DKA are more pronounced. With DKA, you are likely to be nauseous or vomiting. No one likes to think about DKA, but it’s best to be prepared.
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
    [DKA] Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
    The difference was a child in DKA unresponsive, to a child, full of smiles, giggles and aware of what was going on. That title may SHOCK some of you. You may be unfamiliar that Type 1 has the potential to be detected early. But we've experienced how remarkable the early detection of Type 1 diabetes can be. In fact, if you are reading this, chances are you have a family member who is touched with Type 1.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [DKA] Can Early Type 1 Diabetes Screening Prevent DKA?
    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. A two-year study is currently underway in Bavaria, Germany to assess whether such screening could prevent DKA and reduce psychological distress among children with Type 1 and their parents.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [DKA] Low-Income Kids on Pumps Face Higher Risk of Complications
    During that time, the rate of DKA was 5.28 Individuals who were more deprived had both a higher risk of DKA and a higher rate of diabetes-related admissions and ED visits, adding evidence to an established body of literature suggesting that lower [socioeconomic status] is associated with disparities in diabetes management and outcomes,” the researchers state.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [DKA] The FDA Describes Efforts to Speed Up Artificial Pancreas Development
    There were, as of June 12th, no reports of DKA or severe hypoglycemia, or equipment-related adverse events. The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) and the FDA paired up to host a webinar on the FDA’s efforts to speed up its premarket regulatory approval process for the artificial pancreas. During the webinar, the FDA also signaled its goal to make the technology suitable for insulin therapy for children with diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [DKA] Researchers Testing SGLT2 Drugs for Type 1 Use
    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), rare for people with Type 2, is much more common in people with Type 1. Patient and doctor both stay vigilant for signs of DKA, as well. Recently, Type 2 Nation carried a story about legal claims lodged against a leading SGLT2 drugmaker based upon the drug’s reported role in the onset of DKA or kidney damage. Pharma companies are testing whether drugs designed for combatting Type 2 diabetes can be used to also treat Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
    [DKA] Doc Martin Learns About Insulin Therapy…Finally.
    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). It would be nice if people with Type 1 weren’t so prone to passing out on television, but at least one show is treating DKA a bit more accurately. The BBC has taken some heat recently from the diabetes community for having shows with inaccurate and insensitive depictions of diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [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.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [DKA] The AAA’s of Diabetes Management
    Hopefully they can show that it lowers A1c’s, reduces diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), reduces severe hypoglycemia requiring medical attention and the use of rescue glucagon kits, reduces long term complications such as diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, and reduces incredibly costly hospital stays. 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!) seven years.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [DKA] 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. He made his medical distress known repeatedly as he sank steadily over the ensuing 15 hours into DKA. Last November, the City of New York paid $1.5 million to settle a case which had arisen from the unattended death of an inmate at Rikers Island, the city’s pre-trial detention center.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [DKA] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Advantages and Disadvantages of the Insulin Pump
    She said that Q was young and warned of the incredibly increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids and producing acidic ketone bodies that cause symptoms and potentially serious complications. We were given a “DKA Decision Tree” by our diabetes educator to guide our decision process when blood sugar is this elevated.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [DKA] DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The National Audit of DKA management found that 7.8% of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. To put that in context, that’s a higher percentage of DKA rates than are the result of undiagnosed diabetes (6.1%). Even though most people survive a bout of DKA in the hospital, it can lead to a host of other medical problems.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [DKA] DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The National Audit of DKA management found that 7.8% of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. To put that in context, that’s a higher percentage of DKA rates than are the result of undiagnosed diabetes (6.1%). Even though most people survive a bout of DKA in the hospital, it can lead to a host of other medical problems.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [DKA] DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High
    The National Audit of DKA management found that 7.8% of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurred with in-patients already under hospital care, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. To put that in context, that’s a higher percentage of DKA rates than are the result of undiagnosed diabetes (6.1%). Even though most people survive a bout of DKA in the hospital, it can lead to a host of other medical problems.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [DKA] In Memoriam to the Undiagnosed
    Ketones build up in the blood, making it acidic, and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, begins, which can lead to death. Up Rising Against DKA – A Facebook group that shares stories of missed diagnoses and coordinates efforts to call for diabetes screening We encourage you to work to improve Type 1 screening in your community. A blood sugar test to diagnose Type 1 diabetes only takes a minute, but not doing that initial test can cost a life.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [DKA] Identifying Stages of Type 1 Diabetes Could Help with Intervention
    The paper also discussed the TEDDY study, in which “30 percent of children aged 5 years were presymptomatic at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes based on ADA diagnostic criteria and, if symptomatic, were significantly less likely to experience DKA at onset than comparable populations.”. Lori Laffel is the Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section at Joslin. Type 1 diabetes onset is sudden and unexpected.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [DKA] A Type 1 Family Gets a Diabetes Alert Dog
    For three years after the initial diagnosis, Elle suffers through blood sugar swings of severe lows and near-DKA highs and can’t get her A1C down below 9. A new memoir focuses on how a diabetes alert dog can help a family struggling with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything is authored by Stefany Shaheen, mother of four and daughter of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [DKA] A Type 1 Family Gets a Diabetes Alert Dog
    For three years after the initial diagnosis, Elle suffers through blood sugar swings of severe lows and near-DKA highs and can’t get her A1C down below 9. A new memoir focuses on how a diabetes alert dog can help a family struggling with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything is authored by Stefany Shaheen, mother of four and daughter of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [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. 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.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
    [DKA] Diabetes Awareness Month: Spreading the Word Outside of the Online Community
    Hopefully it will help a parent see the signs before their child is in DKA. I wrote this back in 2012, but it still rings true. I thought I would share it with you again. I’ve wondered lately if all this awareness raising we do during Diabetes Awareness Month isn’t just preaching to the choir. Does anyone hear us who isn’t already affected by diabetes?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
    [DKA] 7 Consejos Para Combatir La Ansiedad del Tipo 1
    Qué tal si entro en Cetoacidosis diabética (DKA, por sus siglas en Inglés)? Unos meses antes de graduarme de la Universidad, fui diagnosticada con el Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad (TDAH), Ansiedad Generalizada y con Trastorno Obsesivo-Compulsivo (TOC). Ahora que tomo medicamentos para el TDAH, que también ayuda con mi ansiedad, he comprendido el impacto que mi salud mental tiene sobre mi diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [DKA] 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. Cindy’s daughter somehow avoided DKA, but was hospitalized for days after diagnosis. The group has formed at a time when legislators are just beginning to take notice of the dangers of DKA.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
    [DKA] 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.
  • CANADIAN D-GAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
    [DKA] 13 years and a lifetime more to go. F**k Diabetes YO!
    I was most likely in the early stages of DKA for the entire 2 months. I wrote this more than a month ago and then sat on it like a lazy f**k. 13 years… I don’t often recognize the day I got diagnosed. I should say I don’t often recognize it OUTWARDLY. I always know inside. Ryan and I were rock climbing, camping and trail running up north for the weekend. As we were packing our gear I said, “huh. Tomorrow’s the 19 th eh?” Ryan, “Yup.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [DKA] A DKA Death in Jail
    There is not yet an official confirmation of death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), but that is, from the circumstances, suspected. This is not the only recent incident of a possible DKA death during incarceration in the news. As this article goes to press, the New York Daily News is reporting on an investigation into the death of a Rikers Island detainee in August 2013, whose DKA symptoms were mistaken by guards as heroin withdrawal.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [DKA] 7 Tips for Supporting an Anxious Person with Type 1
    What if I go into DKA? A few months before I graduated college, I was diagnosed with ADHD, Generalized Anxiety, and OCD. Now that I’m taking medicine for ADHD, which also helps with my anxiety, I realize the impact my mental health has on my diabetes. When I notice triggers that affect both, I try to work on them. Here are 7 things I’d love for other people to keep in mind regarding diabetes and mental health, based on my experience: 1. Please let me explain why I don’t love my CGM.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [DKA] The Pump Failure Reporting System is Flawed
    Here’s a case found in the database of pump issues that illustrates the shortcomings of the reporting system: In January 2015, a user of a sensor-augmented insulin pump was hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). All that can be concluded from the report is that the patient owned a particular brand and model of pump and that he or she went to the hospital with a case of DKA and did not die. In the first two parts of this series on insulin pump safety, European and U.S.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [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.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
    [DKA] Her Story, Our Story, Your Story: It's Time to Change the Ending
    Before she was in DKA. What is it about some people that just grab our hearts and don't let go? There are just some people and some stories that have that way about them. For me, and for many others, Kycie's story is one of those. I'm not sure why exactly. But I think it's because when I look at her, I see my own daughter. The bright, blue eyes. The infectious smile and giggle. The curly blond hair. The innocence. And because it's not just Kycie's story. It's our story, too.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [DKA] 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. Neil Judge, 58, died of DKA at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield in November 22nd, 2010.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [DKA] Searching for Blame in a Boy’s DKA Death
    The young man began feeling nauseous shortly after getting to camp, sat out much of the day, skipped meals, may have skipped his insulin, and died the next morning of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). What we know about DKA is that as it worsens, it does so rapidly, and the sufferer loses cognitive function –- the ability to understand what is happening.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [DKA] Report Condemns Diabetes Care in UK Hospitals
    The hospital system failed to reduce instances of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a condition caused by very high blood sugar levels. 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.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [DKA] Can an SGLT-2 Inhibitor Be Used in Type 1 Diabetes?
    Case series details association between sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and serious side effect of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)&hellip
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [DKA] Triple Therapy Improves Glycemia in Type 1 Diabetes
    Combination of insulin, a GLP-1 receptor agonist and an SGLT-2 inhibitor effective, includes DKA risk&hellip
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [DKA] Brittle Diabetes, Fact or Myth?
    Most clinicians working in the diabetes world would define brittle diabetes as severe instability of blood glucose levels with frequent and unpredictable episodes of hypoglycemia and/or DKA that can disrupt quality of life. There has been a lot of recent discussion on social media about the term “brittle diabetes.” We asked Jennifer Smith of Integrated Diabetes Services to define the term and discuss its use.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [DKA] FDA Warns that Use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors Could Lead to Ketoacidosis in Some Patients
    Proper patient education on hydration touted as method to reduce DKA
  • NINJABETIC  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [DKA] Diabetes Blog Week Day 4 - Changes
    The turning point for me was ending up in the hospital with DKA due to stomach flu. Today let's talk about changes, in one of two ways. Either tell us what you'd most like to see change about diabetes, in any way. This can be management tools, devices, medications, people's perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing. OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [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.
  • YOUR DIABETES MAY VARY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [DKA] Help a Dad asking for better education.
    The effort is to help provide education about the symptoms of diabetes so that kids are not sent home entering DKA with a suspected flu or other childhood bug. Tom Karlya, aka Diabetes Dad reached out and asked for help getting the word out on a North Carolina diabetes education ask. I'm happy to help share. Tom outlines the issue better than I. Like so many advocacy issues this popped up at the last second. All the more reason we need a strong advocacy database. link].
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [DKA] Dude, Where's My Meter Case?
    There was no one I could get through the night without insulin, and it was pretty much DKA if another option didn''t present itself. So we went to the Dominican Republic recently. This was a work-related trip for Suzi, and it was pretty much an all-expense and inclusive trip for roughly 4 days to the resort community of Punta Cana. I''m so very lucky because I was able to just go along for the ride.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [DKA] Diabetes Misinformation Can Delay Treatment, Advance Complications
    Despite the weight loss and exercise, he was still admitted to the hospital in DKA and had significant neuropathy that limited his ability to continue exercise Can we prevent diabetes with weight loss? Or would it be better to say we can delay diabetes with healthy behavior? Often people are reluctant to admit that they have diabetes or to initiate treatment. Many times the cause of the delay in treatment is feelings of guilt (they feel like diabetes is all due to their weight).
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [DKA] Her Story, Our Story, Your Story: Kisses for Kycie and Changing the Outcome
    By that time, she was already vomiting and in DKA. and it still didn''t keep her out of DKA. Six years ago. February. It was a warmish day. Warm enough that we were able to get outside a little. Sweets was 2. Almost 3. She was riding her trike around in our driveway. Having fun. I needed to go to the store. I was looking for beans to plant at school for our Jack and The Beanstalk unit. It was too early and they were no where to be found.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [DKA] Longer Living, Gluten Free + Type 1, Kids’ DKA Rates
    Children Have a Higher Rate of DKA. A multinational study examining rates of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) for nearly 60,000 children with Type 1 diabetes in the the U.S., were more at risk of a DKA event than their counterparts in highly-industrialized countries. of children in the five regions had a DKA event in the past year, but 6.2% experienced DKA during that time frame. chance of DKA, German children with Type 1 had a 4.5% DKA rate.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [DKA] Dealing with Difficult Patients
    Ricardo, a 35-year-old man newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, was hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Once he was stabilized, he wanted to go home. He refused to learn how to self-administer insulin. However, he was told he would not be discharged until he self-administered insulin, at least one time. I was the hospital diabetes educator who was called in to meet with him. I taught him about type 1 diabetes and his need for insulin.
  • D-MOM  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [DKA] {Type 1 Tuesday} 12.23.14
    An early diagnosis can keep a child out of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or even prevent them from dying…an early death which should never happen. Here are some items that might be of interest to you… Choosing a Pump (don’t let someone else make the decision for you). I remember when we started looking into insulin pumps, the CDE’s at the endo office wouldn’t give me a recommendation.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [DKA] Ask D'Mine: Anemic A1Cs, and Swollen Limbs
    Our weekly advice column, that is - hosted by veteran type 1, This week, Wil takes on two questions about how other conditions play into diabetes and what our D-Community might need to know when factoring those other health hassles in Ruth, type 1 from Florida, writes: DKA coma and blood sugar of 1,739 at diagnosis 40 years ago was a rough way to find out I was diabetic. Got questions about navigating life with diabetes? Well, this is your chance to Ask D''Mine!
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [DKA] More Global Portraits of Type 1 Diabetes
    In this case, some cases of diabetes will not be discovered until the patient develops DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) or complications and is far away from the doctor. The festivities of World Diabetes Day proves each year that the Type 1 diabetes community transcends geographic boundaries. Unfortunately, the needs of the community differ greatly from country to country. People living with diabetes in resource-poor parts of the world often face considerably more challenges.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [DKA] Campaign Set to Increase Parental Awareness of Type 1 Symptoms
    Delayed diagnosis leading to high instances of DKA in children
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
    [DKA] Editor's Note, Insulin Special Edition, November 2014
    The reason he was at the pharmacy was due to a hospital visit because of DKA, and our county indigent plan had extended him coverage. Last night I was in the pharmacy and a 22-year-old man came in with prescriptions for insulin, syringes, glucose meter, test strips and lancets. He had come by motorcycle and while he was waiting for his prescription he never took off his helmet or jacket even though it was 75 degrees in the pharmacy.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [DKA] Could You Add Inhalable Insulin to Your Routine?
    If you’re at high risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis, (DKA) you probably shouldn’t start this new inhalable insulin at all. During the clinical trials, there was an increased rate of DKA. What if you didn’t have to inject insulin when you’re out and about? A new inhalable insulin might help. Joslin does not endorse specific products or companies. This post is meant to be informational only. .
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [DKA] Diabetes Care: 1950-1990
    Their primary use was to treat diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in hospitals. Frustrated with the pace of advances in diabetes care? Take a look back at some of the tools that were available for people with diabetes from the 1950’s to the 1980’s in this walk down memory lane from Judith Jones Ambrosini’s book The Sisterhood of Diabetes: Facing Challenges and Living Dreams. The 50’s.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [DKA] Diabetes Care: 1950-1990
    Their primary use was to treat diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in hospitals. Frustrated with the pace of advances in diabetes care? Take a look back at some of the tools that were available for people with diabetes from the 1950’s to the 1980’s in this walk down memory lane from Judith Jones Ambrosini’s book The Sisterhood of Diabetes: Facing Challenges and Living Dreams. The 50’s.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [DKA] Editor's Note, DCMS #208
    With this in mind, this week''s Diabetes Disaster Averted points out what can happen when a new device for the same medication comes to market and the dosing is different ([link] Our Homerun Slides continue to explain the hows and whys of psychoeducation for diabetes patients ([link] and our Clinical Text looks at DKA and contrasts this with HHS and ketoacidosis ([link] and why you need to understand the differences.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    [DKA] Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition, Excerpt #11: Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycaemic.
    Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of severe uncontrolled diabetes caused by insulin deficiency. It is characterised by hyperglycaemia, hyperketonaemia and metabolic acidosis, and has been somewhat arbitrarily divided into mild, moderate and severe based upon biochemical and clinical features (Table 12.1
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [DKA] This Is Why
    She was in DKA. We are gearing up for our sixth Walk to Cure Diabetes. Six years. In some ways it feels like our first walk just last week. And in others it feels like diabetes has been a part of our lives forever. Each year it gets harder to get people involved. Each year it gets harder to raise money. Each year our numbers dwindle. The "novelty" has worn off. People are tired of us asking for money. People are tired of hearing about type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [DKA] Bloodless Monitoring, Implantable Insulin, and More!
    Swiss university researchers have created an implantable device (for T1D mice) which can release insulin when diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs. The device measures pH levels in the body, and releases insulin if those levels get too low, an indication of DKA. Accurate Laser BG Readings. Over the years, there have been reports of researchers working on bloodless laser glucose monitoring, and each report ended with researchers saying they hope to improve accuracy of the laser device.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [DKA] Why Do Doctors Miss T1D Diagnoses?
    A recent study done by UK doctors in Southampton and Oxford documented that diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was present in 25% of 2,000 UK children newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With a growing number of children being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it would seem that there would be more awareness of the symptoms of its onset, but this is not the case.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [DKA] Back from the Brink
    I eventually ended up in the hospital in a diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) coma, as my body was eating itself to compensate for the lack of insulin. For the next four years, I was hospitalized more than 12 times with DKA. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on my 12th birthday. After a few months of lethargy, excessive drinking and urinating, and weight loss, my parents sat me down with a group of their friends and we played a game of test your blood sugar. I went last.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [DKA] Unrecognizable
    I was in my primary care provider’s office the day before I ended up in the ER with DKA at correct diagnosis. He had ( mis )diagnosed me originally a few months earlier, so he probably would have spotted the DKA a little easier than his assistant. He was busy that day so my appointment was not actually with him. When I left my appointment I passed him at the nurses’ station and waved so I was sure he knew I was there.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [DKA] Why #ShowMeYourPump is not a big deal (but such a big deal)
    If a parent learns that Miss Idaho was drinking a lot of water and peeing excessively, maybe they will see the symptoms in their own child at onset, rather than missing the tell tale signs before a child goes into DKA. (Today is #dblogcheck day. Leave a comment on every blog post you read today…or this week. You can simply say “check” to let writers know you stopped by. Read more about D-Blog Check Day on A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.).
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [DKA] Diabulimia: It’s Real and It’s Dangerous
    several admissions of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in a short period of time. Stephanie Savarence, a 31-year-old mom of two, says she discovered insulin’s weight loss potential by accident. As a busy new mom, Stephanie started forgetting some of her injections and noticed her baby weight dropping quickly. After the healthy birth of her second baby, Stephanie says she immediately went back to those old habits. “I
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [DKA] Diabulimia: It’s Real and It’s Dangerous
    several admissions of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in a short period of time. Stephanie Savarence, a 31-year-old mom of two, says she discovered insulin’s weight loss potential by accident. As a busy new mom, Stephanie started forgetting some of her injections and noticed her baby weight dropping quickly. After the healthy birth of her second baby, Stephanie says she immediately went back to those old habits. “I
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [DKA] Ask D'Mine: DKA Detective
    Got diabetes questions? You came to the right place! Ask D''Mine is our weekly advice column, hosted by veteran typ This week, Wil has his eye on high blood sugars and what "diabetes ketoacidosis" really means
  • DIABETES MINE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [DKA] Ask D’Mine: DKA Detective
    This week, Wil has his eye on high blood sugars and what “diabetes… The post Ask D’Mine: DKA Detective appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog. Got diabetes questions? You came to the right place! Ask D’Mine is our weekly advice column, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [DKA] Electronic Glucose Checking Reduces Hypo's
    Electronic monitoring of blood sugar levels can diminish hypoglycemia and reduce length of stay in hospitalized diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) patients
  • DIABETES MINE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [DKA] A Lesson for Public Spending Scrooges on Kids’ Diabetes Health
    A-I Guest Posts (alphabetically) Young People with Diabetes Your Healthcare Team adolescents with diabetes American health care Behavioral Family Systems Therapy care ambassadors and diabetes children with diabetes children''s health costs of diabetes Dan Fleshler Dan Fleshler at the Insulin Chronicles Dan Fleshler diabetes diabetes care DKA costs Dr. Kim Spiro Dr. Michael A.
  • JUSTICE'S MISBEHAVING PANCREAS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [DKA] #Dblog Day 3 - Letting It Out
    If he can go into DKA that fast and being diagnosed with a chronic illness, how do I know that won''t happen again? May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope? Thanks go out to Scott of Strangely Diabetic for coordinating this topic).
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [DKA] Diabetes Blog Week: Change the World, Change the Neighborhood
    The first person with type 1 diabetes that I can remember meeting was the resident director on duty the night I ended up going to the hospital in DKA at diagnosis. As I read the prompt for today’s Diabetes Blog Week post, I was struck by all the options. There are so many causes and issues related to living with diabetes and all of them are so important. For a while I tried to be involved in every advocacy issue as I learned about it.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [DKA] D Blog Week, Day 1: Fired Up
    I would tell them in that six hours my child had seizures and his body was shutting down from severe DKA…that he almost died because no one could even fathom that a tiny 14lb eight month old could have diabetes. This week I’ll be participating in D Blog week. Today’s topic: “Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up.” There are a lot of things to be passionate about.things that directly affect our diabetic life and beyond.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [DKA] The Road Ahead: A Look at Five Years with T1D
    When we were told she was in DKA. Easter. She was sick. I knew something wasn''t right. I just didn''t know what. Well, I did. I could feel that we were on the edge of something BIG. Sweets had just turned three. She had just moved into the preschool room at her daycare. And things were not going so well. She was cranky. All the time. She cried over nothing. She would cry when I left her at daycare. She was tired. All the time. She would drink and drink and drink. She was losing weight.
  • DIABETES SWEETIES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [DKA] Worry.Worry.WORRY!
    As she got upstairs into PICU, the nurses were buzzing because when they get patients in PICU with T1, it''s usually because they''re in DKA, not taking care of themselves or they''ve just been diagnosed. The Bible tells us that we are sopposed to give our worries to God and rely on Him in times of need. It tells us to trust in Him with ALL our heart.not half our heart.ALL of it. So why in the world am I worrying myself? Why does my brain constantly feel like mush?
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [DKA] Prevalence of Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Diagnosis
    A recent analysis of youth with type 1 or type 2 diabetes shows that the incidence of DKA continues to be high
  • DIABETES MINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [DKA] Encapsulife: Diabetes Research from Outer Space
    Could a biological cure for type 1 diabetes come from the far reaches of the universe? Maybe, if former astronaut and diabetes researcher Dr. Taylor Wang has anything to say about it. Almost 30 years before the movie Gravity hit… The post Encapsulife: Diabetes Research from Outer Space appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [DKA] Editor's Note DCMS #183
    Now that the weather is warming up and thoughts of summer are starting to creep into the minds of many of our patients the idea of looking good at the pool or the beach has led to more ads on ways to lose weight fast. These ads often focus on a diet plan, food choice plan or even surgery. Since our diabetes patients are not immune to these ads they will more than likely be coming to you for a quick solution.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [DKA] Burden of diabetic ketoacidosis still unacceptably high
    Data from a new study "suggest that more needs to be done to begin reducing DKA rates in the future. Diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening but preventable condition, remains an important problem for youth with diabetes and their families. Previous research suggests that increased community awareness of type 1 diabetes, including parental education and closer monitoring of signs and symptoms of diabetes, may be effective tools," authors state
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [DKA] At Least It's Not.
    If she''s in DKA you have to go to the ER. **This post was originally written about a year ago. I was just talking about this issue with some local D Mamas and thought. I still feel this way. Maybe you do, too.** A few weeks ago we took Sweets to the doctor to check in after her "episode" with the blood draw. We were concerned about her reaction and the fact that she displayed seizure-like actions. You can read more about that here.)
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [DKA] Join me
    I filled out my applications for graduate school while in the hospital recovering from DKA at diagnosis. Maybe that is the reason I feel an extra link between my career path and my diabetes. I knew I wanted to help students have the best college experience possible, and as I learned more about diabetes and its impact I knew there was a lot to be done to help college students with diabetes have the best experience possible.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [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.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013
    [DKA] Diabetes Awareness Month – Photo a Day – Diagnosis
    I was admitted to the hospital in DKA at diagnosis in the middle of planning a birthday trip to Vegas with my friends. I’ve written out my ( mostly ) full diagnosis story here but I knew that this was the picture I needed to share for today. Perhaps not knowing what he was advising, the doctor said I could either have diabetes at home or have diabetes on a trip with my friends. Eight days after diagnosis and four days after being released from the hospital, our trip began.
  • NINJABETIC  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
    [DKA] Shining Her Light
    Jaimie reached out the guy and he explained that every few days he is back in the ER with DKA. Either way with him going home and the next day coming in DKA seemed at least enough to ask the doctors to check to be sure he was not type 1. This is tough. I cannot even begin to express my love for this person. She is amazing and I do not say that lightly. What makes Jaimie so mega special is her abilty to stay humble.
  • DIABETES MINE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [DKA] Global Diabetes: Naked in South Africa
    We continue roaming the planet to bring you accounts of living with diabetes in various countries for our Global Diabetes series. This month, we’re happy to introduce a young South African who wants to become a force of diabetes advocacy… The post Global Diabetes: Naked in South Africa appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [DKA] Here Comes the Sun
    Or because of ketones and DKA. The contrast is sharp. It was a beautiful fall day. One of those cloudless days where the blue sky was bright and the sun was reflecting on the leaves. The vibrant yellows and red popped off of the trees. The air was warm but had lost summer''s death grip and instead blew gentle breezes scattering leaves and ruffling the hair of the children playing. One of those days you just want to suck up all the beauty and save it for later.
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