Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening complication of diabetes, in which the body starts to break down fat as a source of energy at an extremely dangerous rate. The liver processes the fat into a fuel called ketones, which causes the blood to become acidic.

It is important that you stay hydrated.
  • Symptoms
  • High blood sugar

    common

    Excessive thirst

    common

    Weight loss

    common

    Frequent urination

    or High urine output

    common

    Fruity breath smell

    common

    Abdominal pain

    • Rapidly developing

    common

    Abnormally rapid breathing

    • Deep breaths

    common

    Dehydration

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    common

    Fatigue

  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
  • Treatment usually involves: 1-Fluid replacement: You'll receive fluids — either by mouth or through a vein — until you're rehydrated. 2-Electrolyte replacement: Electrolytes are minerals in your blood that carry an electric charge, such as sodium, potassium and chloride. 3-Insulin therapy.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Diabetic Ketoacidosis, then visit a general internist as soon as possible.

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    General internist

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