The term ketotic refers to those who are in ketosis. While ketosis itself is not harmful in normal people, it can be life-threatening in those who have type 1 or even type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your physician has likely covered this information with you, including your need to monitor [...]
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Diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA is a complication in those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. This condition can present itself in those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but is more common in patients who have type 1 diabetes. The condition occurs when there is not enough insulin in the body, which causes a difficulty in [...]
Beta-hydroxybutyrate a ketone body that is predominantly present in those suffering from DKA, severe diabetic ketoacidosis. For those with type 1 diabetes, as well as type 2 diabetes, testing for this ketone is critical. A serum ketone test can determine the level of this ketone in the bloodstream. While ketones in general are not harmful, [...]
Vidan Diagnostics in Attendance at the Fisher Scientific National Sales Meeting in Houston, TX Vidan Diagnostics recently attended the Fisher Scientific National Sales Meeting in Houston. This event which was held on January 30 & 31, 2019, provides a means for companies to showcase their products to consumers and other businesses in the area. [...]
If you are a diabetic, chances are good that you have at least heard of ketoacidosis. Given the wide number of people today who are embarking on the keto diet, there has been some confusion as to what ketoacidosis or DKA is and what causes it. Ketosis is the state of lowering carbs and sugars [...]
What Is Beta-Hydroxybutyrate And How Does It Help With DKA? For those diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, understanding DKA or diabetic ketoacidosis and its risks is important. If you have diabetes, it is also important that you understand beta-hydroxybutyrate and how it can help you in managing your diabetes and avoiding issues [...]
Vidan Diagnostics Announces Distribution Agreement with Diasys Diagnostics Systems, GmbH. SAN ANTONIO, TX – January 02, 2019– Today, Vidan Diagnostics, LLC, announces that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with German diagnostic reagent manufacturer, Diasys Diagnostics Systems, GmbH, to market in the U.S. Diasys Diagnostics’, FDA cleared liquid-stable, ready-to-use reagent kit for [...]
Vidan Diagnostics Attends the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC) Annual Meeting to Promote the Lucidplus™
SAN ANTONIO, TX – September 25, 2018 Vidan Diagnostics, LLC, was pleased to recently attend the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC) Annual Conference to promote the Lucidplus™ B-Ketone plus Glucose Monitoring System September 10-12, 2018 in Irving (Dallas), TX. Vidan Diagnostics representatives Deidra Mejia, Marketing, and Gilbert Mejia, CEO, participated in the [...]
BHB is the best indicator of DKA BHB is 1 of 3 sources of ketone bodies. Its relative proportion in the blood (78%) is greater than the other 2 ketone bodies, acetoacetate (20%) and acetone (2%). As diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is treated, serum BHB decreases more consistently than acetoacetate which is converted to BHB [...]
Vidan Diagnostics Announces the Availability of Glucose Test for Lucidplus™ SAN ANTONIO, TX – September 6, 2018 - Vidan Diagnostics, LLC, is pleased to announce the availability of its glucose test for the Lucidplus™ B-Ketone plus Glucose Monitoring System. Originally launching its first product in the U.S. market with a focus on ketone testing, Vidan Diagnostics has received tremendous [...]