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Hyperglycemia and DKA

Should we be dosing for the antibiotic our daughter is taking for a sinus infection? Her blood sugar has been elevated despite adjusting her insulin to carbohydrate ratio.

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If one is using an insulin pump with Lispro and the insulin supply is terminated, then how long does it take before ketoacidosis is a severe problem?

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Why is it that some people can have a 500 blood glucose, but not have ketones, while I can be at 240 or thereabouts and be spilling large ketones in my urine?

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My 17 year old son who has been on a pump for a week, has had two episodes of extremely high glucose readings. The first resolved fairly easily even though he had large ketones in his urine, but he was very sick with vomiting and fatigue during this second one. What varying factors are there to explain the difference? Could my son still have been in DKA with very high blood sugar and only a trace of ketones?

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Why do people with diabetes get so thirsty? Do they risk becoming easily dehydrated?

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My 16 year old niece has had diabetes for approximately three years and is not managing her diabetes well. Recently I have become aware, accidently, that she has difficulty holding her urine. She is up often at night to urinate and often does not make it to the bathroom in time. What could this frequent urination at night suggest?

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When I get high blood sugars (250 and up), I get the symptoms of ketoacidosis (thirst, frequent urination, tiredness) but when I check for ketones with Ketostix it’s always negative. What could be causing this?

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My daughter is 11. Lately, in the morning, 2-3 hours after the insulin shot, she tested 300-400. I do know that she shouldn’t be so high at 2 hours after the breakfast. I raised the insulin, but it still doesn’t seem to cover the problem. What should I do?

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Does a person with Type 1 diabetes always have sugar in their urine? My daughter, who has diabetes, had a routine urine test done and there was sugar but no ketones in the urine. Her last blood sugar was 196 about 1 hour prior to the urine test. She then had her shot and her dinner.

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My 13 year old daughter is hospitalized for refractory hyperglycemia. about every three months. She has moderate to large urine ketones but does not develop full-blown DKA.The doctors seem to believe that stress could be the cause.

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