What Causes Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
Living With Diabetes Starts With Proper Management As a type 1 diabetic I am quite familiar (unfortunately) with the signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis . Diabeticketoacidosis(DKA) results fromassociated with too little insulin (and usually high blood sugars as well)which leads to the product of organic acids calledketones. Diabetic ketoacidosis is associated with significant disturbances of the bodys chemistry, which resolve with proper therapy. (And lets clear up early that DKA andnutritional ketosis experienced in low-carb diets are two extremely different thingsbut more on that in a different article!) Diabeticketoacidosisusually occurs in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus, but diabetic ketoacidosis can develop in any person with diabetes. Sincetype 1 diabetestypically starts before age 25 years, diabetic ketoacidosis is most common in this age group, but it may occur at any age. Males and females are equally affected. People withtype 1 diabetesdo not have enoughinsulin, a hormone the body uses to break down sugar (glucose) in the blood for energy. When glucose is not available,fat is broken downinstead. As fats are broken down, acids calledketonesbuild up in the bl Continue reading >>