Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB)

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 [...]

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB)2019-01-07T17:35:35+00:00

DIABETES

Diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over [...]

DIABETES2018-04-23T18:24:22+00:00

ANEMIA

Anemia A public health problem Anemia is a global public health problem affecting both developing and developed countries with major consequences for human health as well as social and economic development. It occurs at all stages of the life cycle, but is more prevalent in pregnant women and young children. Health consequences Anemia [...]

ANEMIA2018-04-23T18:33:09+00:00

SEPSIS

Sepsis Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is a global healthcare problem. It is more common than heart attack, and claims more lives than any cancer, yet even in the most [...]

SEPSIS2019-01-07T17:23:52+00:00

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) What is Diabetic ketoacidosis. DKA? Diabetic ketoacidosis, also referred to as simply ketoacidosis or DKA, is a serious and even life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes. DKA is rare in people with type 2 diabetes. DKA is caused when insulin levels are low and not enough glucose can get into [...]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)2019-01-07T17:24:20+00:00