How Does Ketoacidosis Affect The Brain

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Print Overview Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The condition develops when your body can't produce enough insulin. Insulin normally plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose) — a major source of energy for your muscles and other tissues — enter your cells. Without enough insulin, your body begins to break down fat as fuel. This process produces a buildup of acids in the bloodstream called ketones, eventually leading to diabetic ketoacidosis if untreated. If you have diabetes or you're at risk of diabetes, learn the warning signs of diabetic ketoacidosis — and know when to seek emergency care. Symptoms Diabetic ketoacidosis signs and symptoms often develop quickly, sometimes within 24 hours. For some, these signs and symptoms may be the first indication of having diabetes. You may notice: Excessive thirst Frequent urination Nausea and vomiting Abdominal pain Weakness or fatigue Shortness of breath Fruity-scented breath Confusion More-specific signs of diabetic ketoacidosis — which can be detected through home blood and urine testing kits — include: High blood sugar l Continue reading >>

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  1. RealAbd121

    Does Coffee affect Ketosis?

    I'm on day 2 and I barely feel anymore hunger, although I woke up with low energy and felt like getting coffee. I've been on water only so far and I'm wondering if normal coffee would break my fast... More importantly the Ketosis
    I've tried to look it up but I'm getting very mixed answers, some sites say drink all you want and others say it'll stop ketosis
    What's your experience with that?

  2. wanderingdev

    Coffee is fine.

  3. RealAbd121

    In general or in small amounts?

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