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Hyperglycemia and DKA

My 16 year old daughter forgot to do at least one injection. Her blood sugar went up to more than 600 mg/dl [33.3 mmol/L], and she had high ketone levels. She took extra Humalog, drank increased fluids, and gradually the blood sugar went down, but two days later it happened again. She has lost four pounds from what she has weighed all a few months ago. How long can ketones stay up and blood sugar be elevated before you panic?

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Do allergy symptoms cause an increase in blood sugars?

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I am 23 years old and have been diagnosed for two years with Type 1 diabetes. I recently experienced DKA, and until then I did not know just how serious my condition was. Ever since I was released from the hospital, I have had a serious water retention problem.

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My friend babysits a 12 year old girl who has type 1 diabetes. Whenever the girl’s blood sugar is high (the other day it was over 500 mg/dl [27.7 mmol/L]), the sitter tells her to run up and down stairs or to eat an orange.

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My 12 year old daughter, who has had type 1 diabetes since age six, was always in good control until about two years ago when, for no apparent reason, and for reasons that the medical profession cannot explain, she suddenly went out of control with high blood sugars and ketones. No one is able to explain what is happening, why this is happening, and how to control her.

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My 14 month old nephew was diagnosed with diabetes, and the autopsy report read there was nothing that could be done because he was so young. Is this a fact?

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Many popular diets, such as Atkins, claim they work by breaking down fat, which leads to production of ketones. Yet in a Type 1 diabetic, ketones are very dangerous. Why are non-diabetics able to produce ketones on these diets without significant apparent danger of DKA, while Type 1 diabetics are not?

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I would like to know what would happen if my blood sugar got be too high (900). My age is 22 and I just found out that I have Type 1 diabetes. I need to know because sometimes I’m too busy to take a shot and go right to sleep. Is that bad?

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I have had type 1 diabetes less than six months, and today when I tried to check my blood sugar, the meter gave me a message that said “HI”. I imagine this means it was above 500 mg/dl [mmol/L] which is terrible. What are the most common reasons for your sugar level to go up so high when you have done everything you should have?

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My 11 year old son has had type 1 diabetes for less than a year, and I am at a loss in understanding the rapid rise and fall in blood glucose, within an hour long duration, he seems to have as a result of excitement. Could adrenaline or something else be causing a false high reading? In this type of adrenaline event, can the body make use of and lower blood glucose without insulin?

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