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Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Causes – Treatment

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life threatening complication of diabetes which occurs when the cells in the body are not able to acquire sufficient amount of glucose required for energy, due to insulin deficiency. The body, to compensate for this lack of gulcose, in turn, begins to break down muscles and fat for energy. This leads to production of ketones or fatty acids which enters the bloodstream, creating chemical imbalance known as diabetic ketoacidosis. DKA can occur in people suffering with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes but it is more common in type 1 diabetes. There are chances that DKA may even occur if you are at a risk for diabetes and have not yet been formally diagnosed as diabetic. Males and females are equally affected by DKA. DKA is a medical emergency, the moment this complication is suspected; you need to immediately contact your physician. This complication can lead to diabetic coma or even death. Risk Factors Suffer with Type 1 diabetes. Frequently miss your insulin doses. Are under the age of 19. Have high temperature. Have stress or are exposed to some form of trauma (physical or emotional). Have had a stroke or heart attack. Are undergoing severe stress. Continue reading >>

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