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when is dka dangerous?

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Jen replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"On MDI I only really checked for ketones if I was sick. And that's the only time I ever had them, too. On the pump, I check much more often. Any time my blood sugar is high for more than a few hours, or any time I feel off, or if I test and my…"
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Scott A replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"So how regularly do you all check for ketones? I've never done it since my blood sugar hasn't stayed real high for any length of time (I'm on MDI with basal/bolus)."
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Holly replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"You said you checked your sugar did you check for Keytones? When you are that high you should check right away. Just because your sugar goes down doesn't mean the keytones aren't still present and could still be causing problems."
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elizabetta replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"Dear Priscilla, I hope that by the time you read this you have checked in with your endocrinologist or primary care physician. I experienced a similar issue with Medtronic in 2009. My pump actually stopped infusing insulin in the middle of the night…"
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Dave replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"I also agree with others here that you didn't reach DKA. As noted, high BG does not automatically mean DKA is occurring. High BG, and elevating ketones, as Jen points out, will make you feel pretty bad all on their own."
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Kathy replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"I agree with these comments - DKA is ALWAYS dangerous and needs immediate attention. This is something that cannot be taken care of yourself."
Feb 19
Jen replied to priscilla's discussion 'when is dka dangerous?'
"DKA is always dangerous and potentially life-threatening. If you have DKA you cannot correct the situation without medical help, because it means that your ketone levels are so high that your blood pH has been altered. What many people call…"
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"Hi Priscilla, I can totally empathize with you. I also have off and on (more on) pain-high up under my right ribs. I am on reglan 3 x day but I know it is making my depression worse. This week I am limited to soft solids: yogurt, oatmeal,…"
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frustrated with gastroparesis

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:03pm 1 Comment

So i took myself to the er today because I had had enough.Enoughof the constant on and off pain in my stomach,the nasuea, bloating, amn

And fullness. Not to mention I lost 8 lbs in the past 4 weeks without trying. So I went even though I knew the odds of them saying its gastroparesis was great. The last er dr and 2 gastrologists said it to me before.all the tests possible were ran and no surprise that

Everything was fine.I got 2bags of fluid,iv pepcid, andmorphine and was sent…


Gastroparesis getting worse

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 10:00pm 5 Comments

So over the past 2 weeks my gastroparesis suddently got really bad. Constant nausea and along with lack of bowel movements. I have been taking laxatives and those dont even seem to work. I think this disease is more frustrating than the type 1 diabetes Ive had for 25 years. I will take any advice any of you have and would love to hear from others who have gastoparesis. Now its at the point its affecting my life because I dont feel good.

So, just to update this, I went to a new G.I.…


Different Meter Readings

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 7:29pm 4 Comments

I have the one touch meter that coordinates with my pump. About 2 weeks ago I noticed the readings were off. I would test and it said 190 but I felt low and I would change the lancet and retest right away and it read 60. This happened a couple more times so I contacted the company and they sent me a new meter. Now just out of curiosity I tested my blood last night and at first it read 97 then I did it a minute later and it read 137, so which is it? I wonder if this is whats always happened but… Continue

Is Diet stuff really bad for you like they say?

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 6:57pm 7 Comments

Being a diabetic your limited to so many things, especially drinks. No regular soda, no juice, limited what do I drink? I am addicted to diet soda. I have to say I probably go through a bottle every 2 days. My family keeps telling me how bad it is because of the chemicals and I know when I was pregnant I wasnt allowed any sugar substitute except splenda so there must be something true to aspartame and all the other substitutes. I recently started with the diet arizona tea with… Continue

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At 12:46am on October 6, 2012, JaninaWalker said…

A book entitled "Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills" by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. will answer that question for you. He is a neurosurgeon also involved in research so he has done repeated animal experiments. So I rarely have aspartame now. It did give me headaches, which is a result of the effect it is having by over stimulating the brain which can cause tangles. He said anyone who has Alzheimer's disease in the family should stay away, so I did for that reason too besides the headaches.

At 12:34am on October 6, 2012, JaninaWalker said…

My opinion, is based on a LOT of my own research on the Internet and books, since I cured my own in 2003. Sure, it is true that blood sugar levels do make the pain worse, but they do not cause it. But B vitamin deficiencies can bring it on and many drugs, especially the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, but the effect will not happen to absolutely everyone, but very often will in someone who is B vitamin depleted, like a person on metformin or a person who drinks, or in my case where a hospital flooded me with 40 lbs of liquid in three days and I got a kidney infection as a result of their poor treatment. So the Cipro was required and I got neuropathy within 8 of the 10 days I was supposed to take it, but I stopped early once I found on the Internet that others had been caused the same problem of neuropathy after Cipro. I've helped someone else who got worse after Avelox. Levaquin can also cause the problem. So even if you have excellent blood sugar control, you can get neuropathy for the damage caused by killing off friendly bacteria which is needed to absorb B6 through the intestines. The solution is very complicated, but I did it through supplements. It is easy to break an egg, but harder to put it back together and doctors just don't bother, so the standard treatment is medications to change the perception of pain. It annoys me a LOT that no one wants to take the longer route, but the people themselves care. It's the doctors who can't be bothered. Sometimes it happens after surgery. Also during surgery often antibiotics are used in a precautionary way hoping to ward off an infection. Someone I helped had got neuropathy both due to Cipro and also as it was used as a prophylactic around a surgical procedure. So it is not as likely to be caused by high sugars, IMHO as it is the drugs that people with diabetes are put on, but doctors would rather blame it on uncontrolled sugars than be told a drug could cause it, as that implicates them.

At 1:57pm on December 12, 2009, Carly! said…
Hi! I'm doing the same thing you did, dropping the drama and stress with my friends! Thank you for the encouragement :)



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