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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

An emergency condition in which extreme hyperglycemia, along with a severe lack of insulin, results in the breakdown of body fat for energy and an accumulation of ketones in the blood and urine. Signs are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fruity odor on the breath, and rapid (Kussmaul) breathing. If left untreated, it can lead to coma and death. Abbreviated as DKA.

 
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