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

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