• 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. sponsor. Rapid weight loss. sponsor.
  • 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. That’s troubling because DKA can easily be mistaken for cold and flu symptoms.
  • 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. Shortly after she was diagnosed.
  • 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. Morgan had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child and she was struggling with addiction when she died. Livin
  • 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.
  • 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. sponsor. He died alone at home. similar law later passed in Florida.
  • 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
  • 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. 1. 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. 1. 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. penal system. sponsor.
  • 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. don't have all the answers. I'm just a mom, who has three children with Type 1 Diabetes. Who has ours?
  • 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. Subscribe here.
  • 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. Shortly after she was diagnosed.
  • 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. None of the 105 children have experienced DKA. Subscribe here.
  • 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 Pediatric physician Dr. Rayzel Shulman of the Hospital of Sick Children, University of Toronto and colleagues set out to study health outcomes of insulin pump use after the provincial government of Ontario began to fund insulin pump access for all people with Type 1. Want more Type 1 news? Living
  • 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. question-and-answer session followed.
  • 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. Pharma companies are testing whether drugs designed for combatting Type 2 diabetes can be used to also treat Type 1 diabetes. and Canada. Want more Type 1 news? Research
  • 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.
  • 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. Only 0.2
  • 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. seven years. Insulin Pump.
  • 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 Livin
  • 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). I’m not one to take no for an answer, so I did my research, and during our next visit with our endocrinologist I made my case for switching to a pump, resulting in a green light. Five-and-a-half years later and we have never looked back.
  • 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%). Treatment
  • 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%). Treatment
  • 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%).
  • 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.
  • 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.”. 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. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Senate committee hearing room.
  • 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. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Senate committee hearing room.
  • 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. The lights were off. How did I know? He did not look like my son. Complications Living
  • 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. 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. Educate and advocate. fatigue.
  • 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). No tuve un CGM por mucho tiempo porque sabía que me iba a estresar.
  • 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. Her daughter is now a nurse who volunteers at diabetes camp. His sugar was 1277 at onset.
  • 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. Living
  • CANADIAN D-GAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
    [DKA] 13 years and a lifetime more to go. F**k Diabetes YO!
    Drop down to 110lbs. 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. should say I don’t often recognize it OUTWARDLY. always know inside. As we were packing our gear I said, “huh. Ryan, “…….
  • 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. The post A DKA Death in Jail appeared first on Insulin Nation. pilot program in the U.K.
  • 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. It’s complicated. Just no.
  • 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). In the first two parts of this series on insulin pump safety, European and U.S. recalls, the most recent in January of 2014.
  • 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). Symptoms.
  • 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 innocence.
  • 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. Medicine/Drugs Treatment
  • 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). The story has received brief coverage in the Salt Lake Tribune , regional television news, and the local paper in the young man’s hometown of St.
  • 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. Hypoglycemia Treatment
  • 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. Brittle” diabetes is typically associated with Type 1 diabetes, not Type 2. However, Scheiner doesn’t like the term.
  • 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. OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes. But I don't.
  • 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. Kevin Houdeshell. There were many steps that led to Kevin’s death.
  • 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. 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. kept the insulin in the mini-fridge, rather than inside my meter case pouch at room temp where it typically lives. And we headed out. It was missing. Well, f**k.
  • 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? He was at a normal weight and was a marathon runner.
  • 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. 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. 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. experienced DKA during that time frame. Treatment
  • 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. taught him about type 1 diabetes and his need for insulin. firmly told him he will need to take insulin for his health. At the
  • 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). Not the endo or CDE. Diabetes in a Popular Parenting Mag.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [DKA] Ask D'Mine: Anemic A1Cs, and Swollen Limbs
    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. Here, we feature three additional excerpted interviews.
  • 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. This makes me
  • 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. Now, there may be a new way.
  • 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? The 50’s. In 1956, disposable syringes were patented in New Zealand by a pharmacist/inventor, but American company BD brought the Plastipack syringe to market in 1961. Plastipacks were an instant hit. The 60’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? The 50’s. In 1956, disposable syringes were patented in New Zealand by a pharmacist/inventor, but American company BD brought the Plastipack syringe to market in 1961. Plastipacks were an instant hit. The 60’s.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [DKA] Editor's Note, DCMS #208
    The FDA works really hard these days to come up with new brand names that will lessen the chance of drug choice confusion. Often times we wonder how they can come up with these names and what meaning they have.
  • 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.
  • 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. It can.
  • 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. Emergency Implantable Insulin? Treatment
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [DKA] Why Do Doctors Miss T1D Diagnoses?
    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. This means that physicians failed to notice and treat the Type 1 symptoms of these children before they became life-threatening. Treatment
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [DKA] Back from the Brink
    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. went last. Everyone else had recorded a reading between 4.0
  • 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.
  • 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. This is my insulin pump.”
  • 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. an elevated A1C. Treatment
  • 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. an elevated A1C.
  • 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
    Harris Dr. Michael Harris guest posts guest-post health care health care consumers health care system health care system in the U.S. health care systems healthcare costs healthcare crisis healthcare in the U.S. health care
  • 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. Thanks go out to Scott of Strangely Diabetic for coordinating this topic). Or worse?
  • 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. 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
    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. And obviously, I have opinions about all of them, I share them here all of the time.
  • 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. knew something wasn''t right. just didn''t know what. Well, I did. 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. All the time.
  • 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. used to be so open on here. WHY?!?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. couldn''t help but overhear. Truth.
  • 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. That is why I am thrilled to be participating in an upcoming webinar with the American Diabetes Association and the College Diabetes Network.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [DKA] EVADE Program Makes Hospital Visits Less Costly
    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.  People diagnosed with DKA usually spend 1 to 2 days in the ICU, and another day in the regular hospital ward.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013
    [DKA] Diabetes Awareness Month – Photo a Day – Diagnosis
    I’ve written out my ( mostly ) full diagnosis story here but I knew that this was the picture I needed to share for today. I was admitted to the hospital in DKA at diagnosis in the middle of planning a birthday trip to Vegas 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. cannot even begin to express my love for this person. Both online and offline.
  • 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.
  • 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. Watching my kinders happily play. My phone buzzed. text from J. Pod alarm. FYI.". Great. Possibly static.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [DKA] This is Why
    She was in DKA. We are gearing up for our fifth Walk to Cure Diabetes. Five 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. It can.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [DKA] 15
    DKA could suck it.he was going to smile anyway! It was 15 years ago this week when J was diagnosed. Instead of dwelling on the garbage that comes along with this disease, I’d rather focus on the amazing life we were/are able to have despite diabetes. Every. His first year. This badass kid was at Disneyland two weeks before diagnosis. swear.)
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [DKA] Editor's Note, DCMS #148
    The most severe potential complication of DKA management is cerebral edema. It accounts for 60 – 90% of all DKA deaths. So if a newly diagnosed or young patient starts to slip into DKA, the proper treatment is very, very important. link] Have you ever heard of Melanocortin-4 receptor gene (MC4R) variants?
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
    [DKA] Because we know better. (My reaction to the "Tiger Mom" perception.)
    And speaking of technology: If my boys pump sets ripped out at 10pm, and I didn’t check them until morning, they would be in DKA. Last week I read this very interesting article on Diabetes Mine. And by interesting I mean I had to try hard to keep my composure while I reading it. Tired parents and Nighttime checks? Phbtt! It’s all good.
  • DIABETES MINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [DKA] When D-Parenting Turns to Neglect… Or So We May Think
    Two instances of apparent “diabetes neglect” have been in the news recently. This certainly is a topic I wish we never had to write about. It’s both depressing and infuriating! Supreme Court undiagnosed diabetes Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
    [DKA] Diabetic Emergencies: Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Childhood and Adolescence, Part 2 of 3
    Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, MD, PhD First-line management The goals of first-line management of DKA are:4 Correct dehydration Correct acidosis and reverse ketosis Restore blood glucose to near normal values Avoid complications, such as cerebral edema Identify and treat any precipitating event
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [DKA] Editor's Desk, DCMS #142: DKA in Children and Adolescents
    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and the emergency room is where the these kids usually end up. The onset of DKA can occur at anytime and can occur in children who were previously naive to the disease.
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