Urea and electrolytes are used to monitor disturbances of homeostasis and direct correction of acidosis. Blood glucose monitoring should be rapidly instituted for the treatment of unstable diabetes. Arterial blood gases assist in determining the degree of acidosis and direct corrective treatments. A full blood examination is indicated, including assessment of neutrophil count, monitoring of recovery after withdrawal of cytotoxic therapies, and institution of colony-stimulating factor treatment. Iron studies permit assessment of the presence of iron overload as shown by high ferritin levels and a low total iron-binding capacity. At this time, molecular techniques for detection of Zygomycetes by polymerase chain reaction or other methods such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays are not widely available and are reserved primarily for research purposes. Further development and validation will be required before their inclusion in clinical practice becomes routine.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.