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Drive 4 Diabetes Awareness
It's FLU season don't be fooled! Next Race 6/23

Lacy heads back for some dirt racing at Florida Dirt Motor Speedway  June 23rd Race #9 Gates open 1pm Practice 3pm. 


 

What is (DKA) Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Before it happens to you or a loved one

 

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.


 Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including ... obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician


 Don't be the next victim "Check Don't Guess" 

Ask your Nurse or Doctor


 

 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"

Download Diabetic Ketoacidosis info

Racing In Memory of Addison Parker 6.10 FOAS

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is real

Know some of the symptoms Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia 

 

  1. Fatigue, which can be severe
  2. Nausea and/or vomiting
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Flushing of the skin
  5. Dry skin
  6. Fruity odor to the breath, caused by ketones
  7. Difficulty breathing
  8. Mental status changes, including confusion or problems with concentration
  9. Thirsty all the time
  10. urinating frequently
  11. Vomiting 
  12. Sounds like the FLU right? Well Check Don't Guess 

Addie did not make it and wants to warn you! Know the symptoms "Check Don't Guess"

 Sudden Onset Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Lacy's interview with Tony Modica Inverness, FL 2017

"Check Dont Guess"

Our Partners

Lacy with Drive For Diabetes Awareness makes the news

Check out this great News story:  Janae Muchmore from WUFT FL

Emergency Information regarding insulin care instructions

Rocco's Story

  • Please take 4 mins to watch Rocco's story. 

 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? 


 "Check Don't Guess"l

Inverness GrandPrix Motorsports Festival November 16-17 2018

Drive 4 Diabetes Awareness It's FLU season don't be fooled "Check Don't Guess"  CLICK Arrow to play video

Drive For Diabetes Awareness

Inverness Grand Prix & Motorsports Festival November 16-17, 2018



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 

Thank you for your support.  www.CheckDontGuess.org 

Rollin Dirty Race Engine Shop https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rollin-Dirty-Race-Engine-Shop/227368784054178 

Special Events

Iracing Simulator Charity races:

Join us on Iracing.com or watch live on Youtube or Twitch. Events will be posted 

Karting Florida State and Local: Dirt and Asphalt

Events to be posted as we prepare for 2017

Volunteer:

  Join us and Volunteer your time for Diabetes Awareness Help save a Child's life.

What you need to know

What is Type 1 Diabetes

  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.  

Diabetic Ketoacidossis

  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.   

  • Extreme Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Sudden Vision Changes
  • Drowsiness, Lethargy
  • Fruity, Sweet Odor on Breath
  • Stupor/ Unconsciousness.
  • Heavy Labored Breathing
  • Increased Appetite

Knowing the warning signs for Type 1 diabetes could save a life.

 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.  


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