The accepted knowledge is that Diabetes destroys gradually over years. Ketosis Prone Type 2 diabetes is an acute form of type 2. This type 2 can reach fasting blood sugars of 300 or higher in months. This blog brings together all the documentation that I could find in the world and my speculation of what it means for KPD’s in specific and diabetics in general. I ask you to leave your stories about what happened to you so that we can all gain a better understanding of what we are dealing with.
Monday, June 14, 2010
"It is our view that KPD patients (especially those with A forms of KPD) represent only the “tip of the iceberg”; below the surface is likely to be a much larger pool of patients who have early or primary -cell defects in development, expansion in the face of insulin resistance, regeneration in response to injury, or insulin secretion."
Syndromes of Ketosis-Prone Diabetes Mellitus
Ashok Balasubramanyam, Ramaswami Nalini, Christiane S. Hampe, and Mario Maldonado
After a bit more thought and research on this, I realized that DKA is the extreme situation of Ketosis Prone Type 2 Diabetics. Obviously, there's going to be a greater number as we move away from the extremes and more towards the mean. If I took 3 standard deviations, I might have got this up to 30% of Black and Hispanic type 2 diabetics. This would have given me at least 2 million KPD's in this country alone!