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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

What Is It? Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially fatal complication of diabetes that occurs when you have much less insulin than your body needs. This problem causes the blood to become acidic and the body to become dangerously dehydrated. Diabetic ketoacidosis can occur when diabetes is not treated adequately, or it can occur during times of serious sickness. To understand this illness, you need to understand the way your body powers itself with sugar and other fuels. Foods we eat are broken down by the body, and much of what we eat becomes glucose (a type of sugar), which enters the bloodstream. Insulin helps glucose to pass from the bloodstream into body cells, where it is used for energy. Insulin normally is made by the pancreas, but people with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes) don't produce enough insulin and must inject it daily. Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School. Continue reading >>

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  1. Greg Lopes

    Pay attention to your ketoacidosis level as well. Most people talk about stress, or food that causes these visits to the toilet, but diabetes is a condition that may happen suddenly and it gives many signals before coming full force. And yes, it's mostly related to your eating habits and stress. Nevertheless, even if you're calm on eating healthy your body may be suffering. You should by eliminating possible reasons for this to happen try to understand better the factors that contribute to it.

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