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Michael Duggan, M.D. discusses diabetic ketoacidosis by David Smith, MD Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 12:00am Use the following hypothetical case as a starting point.  A morbidly obese (BMI 48.8) woman in her early 20’s with no significant past medical history presented for relatively minor, superficial, elective surgery involving skin grafting.  In the pre operative holding area her vital signs were normal except for a pulse of 142.  An E ... Read on »
Diabetic Ketoacidosis: is there hypokalemia? by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 6:51am This patient presented with diabetic ketoacidosis. The physicians were reluctant to start insulin until they knew that the potassium was not too low. They had difficult IV access. This EKG was recorded: There is sinus rhythm and a normal QRS. But repolarization is abnormal: there is scooped ST depression in I and aVL; there is a very p ... Read on »
What You Should Know About Diabetes and Your Dog! by Ryan R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 09 Mar 2012 1:01pm Thanks to our friends at  for this guest post on information you need to know regarding dental problems and your dog!  Diabetes not only affects humans, but dogs as well. Diabetes in dogs is known as Diabetes Mellitus, and will affect 1 out of ever 10 dogs. Canine diabetes usually strikes between the a ... Read on »
Diabetes by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body. After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream, where it is used by cells for gr ... Read on »
Diabetes and DKA - Bad News for the United Kingdom's NHS (and the BBC) by Elizabeth S. Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 12:00am Today, the BBC reported "a shocking number of children being rushed to hospital each year with potentially fatal complications of diabetes" in an article entitled "Better child-diabetes care urged." The complication at issue here is Diabetic Ketoacidosis or DKA (which develops when you have too little insulin in you blo ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Drug For Diabetes 2 - Farxiga by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 09 Jan 2014 1:56am This is a diabetes 2 drug only and was turned down back in 2012 for lack of substantiating information.  It has a side effect though of urinary track infections to watch for as well as increasing the potential of coming down with bladder cancer as indicated in clinical trials.  It’s one that also has to be watched for cardiovascular risks ... Read on »
FDA Approves Tanzeum Injection Drug for Treating Diabetes 2 by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Apr 2014 8:31pm The drug is a once a week injection and will carry warnings that tumors of the thyroid gland are a possible side effect as they occurred in some rodents during lab testing.  In addition diet and exercise is also recommended along with the drug.  It can be used alone or as a combination and information after the fact is required to be submitted ... Read on »
Lack of awareness of diabetes in young children is putting lives at risk by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 09 May 2014 5:30am The findings of a new study carried out by doctors in Southampton and Oxford suggest that UK health professionals are failing to recognise the symptoms of type 1 diabetesA disorder caused by insufficient or absent production of the hormone insulin by the pancreas, or because the tissues are resistant to t ... Read on »
World Diabetes Day by Vaidyan Charakan Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm Today November 14th is the World Diabetes Day. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming rise in diabetes around the world. In 2007, the United Nations marke ... Read on »
How do I know if my child has diabetes? by Penny .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:55am 1 Comment My usual blog-readers (if I have any) will probably not find this post of very much interest. This post is for those of you who may have found this blog through a search engine. The most popular search that I have seen by which people find my blog is: “How do I know if my son/child has diabetes?” or “What if my son/child has diabetes? ... Read on »