Dr Adisa Lugaliki

Dr Adisa Lugaliki, the first Kenyan doctor to succumb to Covid-19, was laid to rest today at her home in Ndalu Scheme, Bungoma County.

According to her eulogy,

‘She was admitted at Aga Khan University hospital on Monday 5th July 2020 at10PM, and diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).
On Wednesday 7th her condition deteriorated after testing positive for Covid-19 and was transferred to the ICU.
She succumbed to complications arising from Covid-19 on 10 th July 2020 early in the morning.’

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Dr Adisa was eulogized as a hardworking, loving, caring, and passionate citizen of this nation who saved many lives.

She has left behind twins; Kyle Kimilu and Kyla Ndinda.

Dr Adisa was diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).

It is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes that happens when your blood sugar is very high and acidic substances called ketones build up to dangerous levels in your body.
It’s less common in people with type 2 diabetes because insulin levels don’t usually drop so low; however, it can occur.

Symptoms of DKA can appear quickly and may include:

  • frequent urination
  • extreme thirst
  • high blood sugar levels
  • high levels of ketones in the urine
  • nausea or vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • confusion
  • fruity-smelling breath
  • a flushed face
  • fatigue
  • rapid breathing
  • dry mouth and skin

The most common causes of DKA include

  • missing an insulin injection or not injecting enough insulin.
  • illness or infection.
  • a clog in one’s insulin pump (for people who are using one)

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