Saturday, July 22, 2017


This is an excellent article from Diatribe on DKA (diabetic-ketoacidosis).

Did you know that:

...."after the discovery of insulin in 1920 the mortality rate for DKA
dropped to below 30 percent within 10 years, and now fewer than 1
percent of those who develop DKA die from it, provided they get
adequate care in time."

...." Somewhere between 5 and 8 of every 1,000 people with type 1
diabetes develops DKA each year, resulting in about 135,000 hospital
admissions per year."

...."It’s possible to check ketone levels with a simple,
over-the-counter urine test strips or a ketone meter. It’s a good idea
to start checking ketone levels when blood glucose is over 240 mg/dl."

...." as many as 30% of children with type 1 diabetes learn they have
the disease only after developing DKA."

The article below discusses the symptoms, risks, prevention and treatment of DKA.

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