Diabetic Ketoacidosis

I’m in a health-conscious mood now. I just wanna share some facts regarding one of the most common lifestyle disease where in cases of this disease is progressively doubling and doubling each year in the world. This disease is DIABETES. But I will show you here one of the types of Diabetic states, DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS.

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of absolute or relative insulin deficiency aggravated by ensuing hyperglycemia, dehydration, and acidosis-producing derangement in intermediary metabolism. The most common causes are underlying infection, disruption of insulin treatment, and new onset of diabetes.

Diabetic ketoacidosis is typically characterized by hyperglycemia over 300 mg/dL, low bicarbonate level (less than 15 mEq/L), and acidosis (pH less than 7.30) with ketonemia and ketonuria. While definitions vary, moderate DKA can be categorized by pH of less than 7.2 and serum bicarbonate of less than 10 mEq/L, whereas severe DKA has pH less than 7.1 and bicarbonate of less than 5 mEq/L. Mental status changes can be seen with mild-to-moderate DKA with more severe deterioration in mental status typical with moderate-to-severe DKA.For the Pathophysiology, you can read more here.

For now, better watch your sweet food intakes coz V-day is approaching.

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22 Responses to Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  1. Mariuca says:

    morning GG?!!

  2. Mariuca says:

    Thanks for the info GG, no sweet food this V day okay?

  3. Mariuca says:

    So got date or not ths V day? No need la dating all lol… just go out with ur gal pals!

  4. Mariuca says:

    Let's have meows here today GG, thankie! πŸ˜‰

  5. Monica says:


  6. Monica says:

    morning GG i just woke up πŸ˜€

  7. Monica says:

    wahh GG is in a health-conscious mood now! πŸ˜‰

  8. Monica says:

    any planning for V-Day? πŸ˜‰

  9. GAGAY says:

    GP!!!the great chopper!LOL!

  10. GAGAY says:

    i dun hav date..heheh..HE is far from me!lol.

  11. GAGAY says:

    no sweeeeeets for VDay.kei?LOL!

  12. Monica says:

    where are u GG? πŸ™‚

  13. GAGAY says:

    blurrrrrrrrr te mon!am here! why la?

  14. Monica says:

    why blurrrrrrrrr?

  15. GAGAY says:

    blurrrrring my eyes!guess need new pairs of eyeglasses.. huhuhu!

  16. Monica says:

    poor thing! get a new pair of eyeglasses then..

  17. GAGAY says:

    huhu!and having headache only in forehead area.grrrrrrrrr

  18. Monica says:

    oh no…go take a rest sweetie!

  19. GAGAY says:

    huhuhu! i will later.need to finish la post. thanks enewei.!

  20. Monica says:

    ok finish yr post first..

  21. GAGAY says:

    i will..thanks te mon!!!

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