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Hyperglycemia and DKA from 2000

  1. Can depression activate higher blood sugar levels, with proper diet and activity? (12 Dec 2000)
  2. Is the headache due to the rapid reduction in blood sugar? Was her brain swollen from the ketones and high blood sugar even for that brief time? (8 Dec 2000)
  3. How long can ketones stay up and blood sugar be elevated before you panic? (7 Dec 2000)
  4. How can my daughter be spilling sugar when her diabetes is under pretty good control? What about the ketones? (30 Nov 2000)
  5. They tell me my 13 year old's hormones are causing the DKA, but do not offer me a solution as to how to avoid this again. (22 Nov 2000)
  6. What damage do the 120-150 mg/dl [6.7-8.3 mmol/L] readings do to my daughter's body, if any? (22 Nov 2000)
  7. We were told that my son is insulin resistant and now has tested positive for hyperthyroidism. Are these problems common in children? (15 Nov 2000)
  8. My endocrinologist said that I had concurrent DKA with lactic acidosis. Is this very common? (15 Nov 2000)
  9. When I talked to this child's endocrinologist, he replied that the DKA was the reason her HbA1c was elevated so high. (14 Nov 2000)
  10. My niece had ketoacidosis. She slipped into a coma and died four days later. I was told that it had nothing to do with her sugar level. (14 Nov 2000)
  11. Please explain how serious ketoacidosis is, what really causes it and what is going on with my daughter's body when this happens. (13 Nov 2000)
  12. I'm intrigued that certain side effects caused by high blood sugar may be associated with hypoxia. (10 Nov 2000)
  13. Why is a person with diabetic ketoacidosis more susceptible to fungal infections? (20 Oct 2000)
  14. I began to notice an increase in my blood sugar level. Now, I am spilling 5+ ketones, 5+ sugar, am vomiting everything I eat, and I have no energy. (2 Oct 2000)
  15. Now, she is high every morning, and we've upped her insulin and started giving her N insulin at bedtime, but she is still high in the morning. (20 Sep 2000)
  16. I wanted to know if there was any observed rebound phenomenon above 2.20 or so. (9 Sep 2000)
  17. My friend's daughter is 14 years old and has had diabetes since age seven. She has been in DKA and in the hospital almost every two weeks to monthly. (23 Aug 2000)
  18. My five year old son's blood sugar is rising during the night. What can be causing this? (18 Aug 2000)
  19. My daughter passed away almost two years ago because of ketoacidosis. I would like to find out more about it and talk to others. (15 Aug 2000)
  20. What are the dangers of levels higher than 250? (22 Jul 2000)
  21. I have a 6 years old son, diagnosed 6 months ago. I want to know how high blood sugars may affect his school work. (14 Jul 2000)
  22. Does a chronic elevation of blood sugar of 160 mg/dl cause any problems in the long run? (8 Jul 2000)
  23. I have that adding hydrogen peroxide to urine can change the ketone d-hydroxybutyrate to acetoacetate. (1 Jul 2000)
  24. Does a person with Type 1 diabetes always have sugar in their urine? (24 Jun 2000)
  25. What will happen to a child with diabetes that has poor compliance to medical regimens? (22 Jun 2000)
  26. Why is it that a person with untreated diabetes has to urinate all the time? (20 Jun 2000)
  27. Two hours after he eats, his level is about 170; 4 hours after, his levels get as high as 600. (18 Jun 2000)
  28. Is DKA an inevitable result of blood readings above 250 mg/dl, even if the pump is working? (18 Jun 2000)
  29. I would like to know what would happen if my blood sugar got be too high (900). (15 Jun 2000)
  30. Can a high make him shaky as well as a low? (10 Jun 2000)
  31. My daughter is 11. Lately, in the morning, 2-3 hours after the insulin shot, she tested 300-400. (6 Jun 2000)
  32. When my has had a fever recently, her blood sugar levels shoot up to 280 to 300. (1 Jun 2000)
  33. I have seen a lot written about guidelines regarding driving and low blood sugars, but what about high blood sugars? (15 May 2000)
  34. What result would you consider to be hypo and hyperglycaemia? (5 May 2000)
  35. Can too much insulin cause the high blood glucose readings? (30 Apr 2000)
  36. My 3 year old daughter wakes up with ketones frequently and always has them after breakfast. (26 Apr 2000)
  37. Lately I have had really high blood readings and I don't know what to do. (25 Apr 2000)
  38. Many popular diets, such as Atkins, claim they work by breaking down fat, which leads to production of ketones. (24 Apr 2000)
  39. When I get high sugars, I get the symptoms of ketoacidosis but when I check for ketones it's always negative. (8 Apr 2000)
  40. I am a 14 year old female. I have been having a lot of trouble with my morning blood sugars. (11 Mar 2000)
  41. In general, can DKA lead to seizures? (13 Feb 2000)
  42. Lately I've been having normal bedtime testings (100-140), but about 2/3 of the mornings I wake up in the 250-300 range. (1 Feb 2000)
  43. Last week her glucose level sky rocketed from averages of 90 to 170 to 500+. (29 Jan 2000)
  44. I have heard something about not bringing the "high's" down too rapidly, but I can't remember why. (15 Jan 2000)
  45. I took my 6 year old for a routine check up on 8/20. A urine test was positive for sugar. (8 Jan 2000)

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