Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The complications of diabetes mellitus are far less common and less severe in people who have well-controlled blood sugar levels.Wider health problems accelerate the deleterious effects of diabetes. These include smoking, elevated cholesterol levels, obesity, high blood pressure, and lack of regular exercise.Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute and dangerous complication that is always a medical emergency. Low insulin levels cause the liver to turn to fat for fuel (ie, ketosis); ketone bodies are intermediate substrates in that metabolic sequence. This is normal when periodic, but can become a serious problem if sustained. Elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood decrease the blood's pH, leading to DKA. On presentation at hospital, the patient in DKA is typically dehydrated, and breathing rapidly and deeply. Abdominal pain is common and may be severe. The level of consciousness is typically normal until late in the process, when lethargy may progress to coma.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135905465
  • 9786135905465