Vacations are awesome. Since I was young, I’ve loved visiting new places and spending time with family. My favorite type of vacation, however, wasn’t one where we traveled, but one where I was transported into a fantasy world where I could be a regular kid.
My first trip to fantasy land happened just after I was diagnosed (8 y/o). I just couldn’t take the burden anymore and my dad came up with the brilliant concept of “diabetes vacation”.’
Yup...that’s right. It was just wh
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). What is it and why is it so scary? DKA is a very serious complication of diabetes that occurs when there is a partial or complete lack of insulin in the body. Although it more commonly occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, it can happen to type 2 diabetics as well! How? Insulin is essential to carry glucose from the bloodstream into the cells to be used for energy. When insulin is unavailable, these tissue and muscle cells starve. Out of necessit