Ketoacidosis Prevention

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Wed, 06/23/2010

Ketoacidosis is caused by low or no insulin in the body, thus if you are strict in your blood-glucose management, you can prevent the diabetic ketoacidosis episode.

Ketoacidosis prevention tips

  • Commitment to diabetes care - smart eating, physically active, works for healthy weight and diabetes medications or insulin as directed
  • Monitor blood-glucose level - need to check glucose level several times a day, if ill or under stress. Careful monitoring is most to make sure that the blood-sugar level remains within target range.
  • Insulin regimen - Adjust insulin dosage as needed, which is depending on the blood-glucose level, food you eat, an amount of physical activity, depending on ill, or stress. Talk to your doctor or diabetes educator for advice.
  • Check the ketone level - When ill or under stress, test urine for excess ketones with ketone test kit. If your ketone level is moderate or high, then you should immediately contact doctor.

Diabetes complications are scary, but instead of fear, keeps good care of diabetes produces best results and keeps you out of these complications.