We all know the types of complications such as diabetic nephropathy, diabetic foot, diabetic vascular complications and diabetic ophthalmopathy. These are all chronic complications. There are also some acute complications, which are very urgent and the consequences are serious. Diabetic ketoacidosis is one of the most common acute complications of diabetes. The mortality rate is very high. If there is no timely treatment, it will produce quite serious consequences.
What is ketoacidosis like?
Ketoacidosis has a typical symptom, which is abnormal thirst. This thirst is not simple thirst, but more serious. And with thirst comes polyuria. Even if you don’t drink much water, urination will be very frequent.
If diabetics have symptoms of vomiting besides excessive thirst, they need more attention. This is also a sign of ketoacidosis. If you continue to vomit and can’t get better, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible.
3,The breath smells of rotten apples
If you want to know if there is ketoacidosis, you can smell the mouth of a diabetic patient and see if there is a rotten apple taste, which is a typical symptom of diabetic ketoacidosis. Family members of diabetics should pay attention to this, because sometimes people will ignore their own tone and do not feel bad about their breath.
4,Slow breathing rate
Slow breathing and deep breathing are also signs of acute complications of diabetic ketoacidosis. This type of breathing shows that the acidity in the human body and organs is increased. Such symptoms indicate that diabetic ketoacidosis is already very serious, which can lead to coma or even death.
If the body has the following symptoms of discomfort, it can measure blood sugar and diabetic ketoacidosis. Another symptom is high blood sugar. Diabetic patients need to pay attention to their physical condition. When abnormal conditions occur, they need to measure blood sugar first.
How should ketoacidosis first aid?
Diabetic ketoacidosis must learn to save themselves, first fluid replacement, eat something or drink normal saline, to solve the problem of water and electrolyte imbalance. When drinking water or eating, don’t be in a hurry, supplement it little by little, and give the body an adaptation process.
2,Go to the hospital the first time
After rehydration, go to the hospital as soon as possible. Diabetic ketoacidosis is not a minor complication, it is more serious, so it is necessary to go to the hospital for the first time. Don’t think it’s good to have a rest. It’s wrong to think so.
3,Treatment with insulin
Diabetic ketoacidosis is an important first aid measure, that is, continuous use of low-dose insulin in this way. Doctors will take such treatment and should actively cooperate.
4,Prevention of complications
Diabetic ketoacidosis may cause some complications, such as brain edema, heart failure and so on. These are serious complications. We should cooperate with doctors in this matter and treat them in time to prevent these complications. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious acute complication of diabetes, and it has the risk of death. We should do a good job of prevention in our daily life and don’t put ourselves in such a dangerous situation. We should cherish our lives and pay attention to acute complications while preventing chronic complications.