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.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chinese study on Ketosis Prone T2 Diabetes

This is for our Chinese KPD's. Here's a study presently recruiting KPD's in China. Chinese KPT2D Trial One of it's big novel features is that it's recruiting both lean and obese KPD's. This isn't one of those studies showing that KPDM exists in a given population. They quite clearly know it exists. This study is meant to try and understand it.

This is one of the things I've been waiting for. Most of the research on KPD research has been done in the US and Europe even the studies done in African have mostly been carried out by Europeans. What I've been waiting for is for the third world to start picking up the research and expanding it. This is, after all, a growing problem in their countries.

Here it is buried in both bad science and a majority culture which largely ignores it. I talk to Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans and all of them get this big surprised face when I talk about a diabetes that is prominent in peoples of color in the US.

I am especially perturbed by the advice given them by their local medical people. These people have no idea about this and so treat it just like a regular type 2, type 1 or LADA. This is probably one of the reasons DKA's have doubled in the last thirty years in the US.

Graph showing Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges with Diabetic Ketoacidosis as First-Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1980-2005. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.

Good for you China and let's hope the rest of the world gets going too.