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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is excess production of ketones due to insufficiency of insulin. Thirst, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath, foul-smelling breath, etc., are the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. Treatment includes insulin injection and providing enough fluids.

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Can you please give your opinion about my dad's diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the blood reports. And, with that it was diagnosed as diabetes. Please share your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports provided suggest inadequate glycemic control, and it's essential to clarify whether these readings pertain to the individual seeking medical advice or represent a new patient with limited prior experience in managing diabetes. Understanding the patient's c...  Read Full »

I suffer from high blood pressure and sugar level. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am male, 73 years old, height 5' 8" and weight 264 pounds. Has diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, gout, slight renal failure, had a heart attack almost 10 years ago and underwent a procedure of having two stents in his heart. Cholesterol. Takes medication for his illnesses. His blood...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such high sugars may cause acute complications like dehydration, diabetic hyperosmolar state or diabetic ketoacidosis, which may be life-threatening. He should drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of dehydration. Also, in long-term, it can lead to heart disease, ...  Read Full »

What are the potential negative effects of long-term ketogenic diet?

Query: Hello doctor, Why ketogenic diet should not be done long term? Why it is not a good idea to follow a ketogenic diet for the long term and what are the potential negative effects on the body by following a ketogenic diet for the long term? Please comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. The opinion regarding keto diet varies from many studies. The ketogenic diet or low carbohydrate diet is helpful in weight reduction and should be done under trained nutritionist guidance. Self keto diet experience is not advisable. Although it is useful, the lon...  Read Full »

Will flare-up of gastroparesis cause DKA in diabetic patients?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I just got married and are on our honeymoon. She has a disease called gastroparesis from her diabetes. She has not had a flare-up in like last three months, but before that six months, she use to have flare-ups every month. she has got periods without flare-ups, then periods ...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Understand that diabetic ketoacidosis is due to insufficient insulin. When blood glucose levels go beyond 300 mg/dL continuously, the chances of DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) will increase. I think she is on insulin treatment, and she is a type one diabetic patient. You h...  Read Full »

Does alcohol smell from a diabetic a sign of ketosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is a type-2 diabetic. He takes Metformin, Januvia, and Zoloft. He smokes marijuana and cigarettes. He has been on the strongest nicotine patch for the past week, but still smoking occasionally. Twice in the past week, he smelled strongly of beer or alcohol and I thought he h...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that your husband has diabetes and he is trying to quit smoking. I would like to answer each one of your questions one by one: Yes, withdrawal from cigarettes can cause the person to be highly irrit...  Read Full »

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