ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms will include false diagnosis of the FLU with DKA being overlooked or improperly treated which may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA can happen to anyone>
Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high blood sugar, low blood pH, and ketoacids in either the blood or urine.
The primary treatment of DKA is with intravenous fluids and insulin. Depending on the severity, insulin may be given intravenously or by injection under the skin. Usually potassium is also needed to prevent the development of low blood potassium. Throughout treatment blood sugar and potassium levels should be regularly checked.Antibiotics may be required in those with an underlying infection. In those with severely low blood pH, sodium bicarbonate may be given; however, its use is of unclear benefit and typically not recommended.
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Don't be the next victim "Check Don't Guess"
Ask your Doctor, How do you know it's the FLU? Have you seen Rocco's story? Why not check? No we don't have any family background with diabetes but Doctor you know that Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death right? Let's "Check Don't Guess"
Time to get dirty at Florida Dirt Motor Speedway at Land O' Lakes, FL April 21st, Drive for Diabetes Awareness. Lacy Kuehl will be racing for Jayton Brown a Diabetic Ketoacidosis survivor from South Carolina. Two weeks ago Jayton was unconscious and dying. People did the right thing and he is alive and he just celebrated his 17th Birth-Day. Practice starts at 9am Racing starts around Noon right after the National Anthem. We will be LIVE on YOUTUBE at >> Drive for Diabetes Awareness page so please go visit our page and LIKE us so you get notified when we are LIVE, also if you're at the track come over and say HI.
Before work, I woke him up and got him to put the dog out. He was fine. Or so I thought.
I got a call at work a little after one-only 3 hours after I left him-that something was wrong with him, he was breathing funny and wasn’t responding. I got in my car and immediately called 911.
When EMS did a glucose test at the house it was 492. He was taken to Hampton ER, and the next blood glucose read over 900. He remained unresponsive for the next 3 hours. We were told another ten minutes and we may have been too late.
We had a teleconference with the on-call pediatric doctor at MUSC’s children’s ER. She explained to me that the fear with DKA this severe is it causes swelling of the brain. If they bring his sugar down too quick it could cause irreversible damage. They wanted to fly him out but the weather wouldn’t allow it.
It came on so fast (DKA) I didn’t see it coming and when it did I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t ready to watch my son die.
Mom Stephanie Harriot
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Check out this great News story: Janae Muchmore from WUFT FL
Don't be a victim know the symptoms and ask your Doctor or Nurse. How do you know my child has the FLU? Have you heard about Rocco's story well here is the video. Are we going to do a blood glucose test?
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Drive 4 Diabetes Awareness It's FLU season don't be fooled "Check Don't Guess" CLICK Arrow to play video
Join Drive 4 Diabetes Awareness for the 7th annual Inverness, FL Grand Prix
November 16-17, 2018
Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Street Party
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Race Day
1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
Link for more information http://www.visitinvernessfl.com/224/Spectators
The Inverness Grand Prix and Motorsports Festival is a unique event that allows street karts to race at high speeds through downtown Inverness.
This event brings a large crowd down to visit the various shops and restaurants in the area. It is a family-friendly event with activities, car shows, vendors, and races throughout Saturday.
Tune in Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. for live stream of the only kart street race in the southeast. live with drone footage http://www.visitinvernessfl.com/241/Watch-Race-Live
Be sure to watch us on facebook LIVE TBD look up the name Brent Kuehl for the public LIVE CAST of the race or go to Twitter.com and search name @CheckDontGuess
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Type 1 diabetes (T1D, insulin-dependent or juvenile) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. With T1D a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin. Although the causes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body’s own defense system (the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with T1D must inject insulin several times every day or continually infuse insulin through a pump.
While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle.
There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and – at present- nothing you can do to get rid of it.
Education about the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes is critical because Type 1 can easily be mistaken for more common illnesses, such as the flu, and misdiagnosis can have tragic consequences. As many as 3 million Americans may have Type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S. Knowing the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes can save a life. Please share what you’ve learned with everyone.
By supporting Drive for Diabetes Awareness, you play a pivotal role in helping diabetes awareness that helps, prevents, supports and ultimately educates others about diabetes and its complications. There are many ways you can help! Drive for Diabetes Awareness, INC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.