Diabetic Ketoacidosis. An emergency condition in which extremely high blood glucose levels, along with a severe lack of insulin, result in the breakdown of body fat for energy and an accumulation of ketones in the blood and urine. Signs of DKA are nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, fruity breath odor, and rapid breathing. Untreated DKA can lead to coma and death
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The presence of islet cell autoantibodies indicates that the body’s immune system has been damaging beta cells in the pancreas. The antibodies that are routinely tested for include IAA, IA-2A, ICA512, and GAD65 (also called GAD or GADA)
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Multiple Daily Injections, essentially a basal/bolus regime of injecting insulin
Milligrams per decilitre. In the United States, blood glucose test results are reported in mg/dL. In the UK blood glucose is reported in mmol/L. To convert to mmol/L from mg/dL you divide by 18.
Millimoles per litre. Blood glucose test results in the UK are reported in mmol/L. In the United States blood glucose tests are reported in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). To convert from mmol/L to mg/dL you multiply by 18
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