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Hyperglycemia and DKA from 2002

  1. My daughter has been admitted to the hospital fourteen times during 2002. I keep asking what else can we do? (26 Dec 2002)
  2. What are the potential problems of my sister's sugar level having been so high? (19 Dec 2002)
  3. What can a child do do to bring down a high blood sugar other than taking more insulin? (16 Dec 2002)
  4. My son's blood glucose levels have been consistently high, and it seems that nothing we do brings them down. (22 Nov 2002)
  5. What can I due after my nephew wakes up from passing out to get his blood sugar down to normal? (11 Nov 2002)
  6. Isn't there a possibility of brain damage from the blood sugar being so high? How high is too high? (24 Oct 2002)
  7. Is it normal to be admitted to the hospital when the sugar is high? (22 Oct 2002)
  8. What blood sugar is too high? (21 Oct 2002)
  9. How long do symptoms have to exist before most children go into DKA? (8 Oct 2002)
  10. Do you have any suggestions to help with these episodes? (7 Oct 2002)
  11. My 15 year daughter started having extremely high blood sugars and ketones, but nothing seems to be working. (3 Oct 2002)
  12. How long can a diabetic coma last? When a person comes out of it, is it possible to have amnesia? (2 Oct 2002)
  13. Apart from the wrong food, what will send blood sugar levels high? (19 Sep 2002)
  14. Is it possible for a person to have both type 1 and type 2 diabetes? (9 Sep 2002)
  15. When my blood sugar is high, I can take insulin to reduce it. What happens to the sugar in my blood when I inject? Why do I need insulin to facilitate storage of sugar? Couldn't I just exercise to reduce blood sugar levels and not inject insulin? (28 Aug 2002)
  16. Shouldn't the potassium be low with the vomiting and polyuria? (23 Aug 2002)
  17. Why does our son still experience chest pains when his sugars hit high levels? (31 Jul 2002)
  18. Can rebounding cause large amounts of ketones? Is this from being high all night? (31 Jul 2002)
  19. My husband has prostate cancer which has spread. Could high blood sugars affect the cancer? (29 Jul 2002)
  20. What could be causing my mother's blood sugars to go high and stay high, even with an evening shot of insulin? (27 Jul 2002)
  21. I would like to be proactive so my daughter doesn't go into DKA, but I am not sure how to do that. (26 Jul 2002)
  22. Wouldn't ketones be present at a blood sugar that high? What's the difference in the glucose in blood and in urine? (25 Jul 2002)
  23. If a teenage child who takes insulin consumes large amounts of sugar over long periods of time, would this cause DKA? (22 Jul 2002)
  24. My son constantly complains of stomach pain, has high blood sugars, and has been spilling ketones. Any suggestions? (9 Jul 2002)
  25. What other tests can I request for the abdominal pain? (6 Jul 2002)
  26. My grandma's blood sugar is very high. What should I do? What causes it to be that high? (5 Jul 2002)
  27. My son has fluctuating blood sugars, but his doctor didn't feel that a change was needed, and now he is passing ketones. (1 Jul 2002)
  28. Should I worry about damage since even a single high blood sugar can cause damage? (24 Jun 2002)
  29. My almost 17 year old daughter has gone into DKA every month for the past year, paralleling her menstrual cycle. (21 Jun 2002)
  30. My three year old daughter always has high readings, but doctor tells me not to worry. (11 Jun 2002)
  31. Could you explain the differences between type 1 diabetes and severe diabetes, if there are any? (8 Jun 2002)
  32. My cousin was taken to the ER in DKA, and the doctor told him it was actually a good thing he hadn't reinserted his pump. Why? (5 Jun 2002)
  33. I have had very bad muscle spasms and cramps in my legs, back, and neck. Is this due to my blood sugar being too high? (2 Jun 2002)
  34. Can a period of 5 to 10 days with extremely high blood sugars cause brain damage? (1 Jun 2002)
  35. How high can a child's glucose levels get before it becomes dangerous? What should I do when the levels get this high? (1 Jun 2002)
  36. What is the highest blood sugar level in a diabetes patient in the United States ever recorded after being bought in to an ER? (30 May 2002)
  37. Do you think the high blood sugar is related to the growing of this tooth? (18 May 2002)
  38. Why is it that some children rarely get ketones when others seem to develop them quite rapidly? (18 May 2002)
  39. Could this student have developed symptoms of ketoacidosis with negative ketones? Since we have had a lot of flu in our school, that is a possibility. (10 May 2002)
  40. What percentage of the population of people with diabetes gets severe DKA every year? What is the mortality rate? (9 Apr 2002)
  41. I was diagnosed with diabetes approximately three years ago, and I have read some information about ketones. Is there any way of testing at home? (6 Apr 2002)
  42. Can you explain the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Can people with type 2 have insulin shock or DKA? (6 Apr 2002)
  43. Can you tell me something more about the influence of these hormones on my five year old son's blood sugars? (30 Mar 2002)
  44. Could the higher fat foods be causing higher blood sugars? (29 Mar 2002)
  45. What are the long term effects of granddaughter's high blood sugar? (28 Mar 2002)
  46. Can any one explain why I have high urine protein and ketone readings? (17 Mar 2002)
  47. Should I send my son to school if his blood sugar and ketone readings are high even though he seems otherwise fine? (7 Mar 2002)
  48. My wife has been told she has diabetes, and she has been checking her blood but can't seem to get it down below 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L]. What should we do? (6 Mar 2002)
  49. I do not like the way the hypos make me feel so I been have running my sugars higher to prevent them. Am I doing myself great harm? Is this dangerous? (28 Feb 2002)
  50. Am I asking too much to have the school let my son sit for a while until he's feeling better? (25 Feb 2002)
  51. Do you feel that DKA could be caused by hormones? (24 Feb 2002)
  52. Should I be concerned about these high readings? Does the lack of ketones reduce the risks of letting my daughter run high? (22 Feb 2002)
  53. I am really interested in finding out what DKA really is and how I may prevent it early. (19 Feb 2002)
  54. My sister's husband just passed away suddenly, and yesterday when she checked her blood sugar, her monitor read "High". Could her blood sugar level could be that high? (17 Feb 2002)
  55. Until I can see a doctor, what are some things I can do to lower, or process out some of the ketones? (17 Feb 2002)
  56. If someone with type 1 diabetes is ketoacidotic, will that have an effect on a blood alcohol test? (13 Feb 2002)
  57. Sometimes, even when I'm high, I continue to play sports, and it sometimes drags me down. Is it unhealthy to do this if I have no ketones? (1 Feb 2002)
  58. I was curious if the pain or Tylenol could be causing high blood sugars. (28 Jan 2002)
  59. What would be a common sign that DKA is approaching? How would it be easily prevented (if at all)? (20 Jan 2002)
  60. Is that a normal side effect of DKA? (18 Jan 2002)
  61. Were my grandmother's leg camps just a sign of old age or were they related to the insulin infusion bringing her sugar level down too quickly? (13 Jan 2002)
  62. I was told people with type 2 diabetes do not go into diabetic ketoacidosis. Is this true? (8 Jan 2002)
  63. If if a baby dies, is it possible to tell if death was caused by unknown diabetes rather than shaken baby syndrome? If so, how are the symptoms different? (2 Jan 2002)

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