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What You Should Know About Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can occur in diabetes. DKA happens when acidic substances, called ketones, build up in your body. Ketones are formed when your body burns fat for fuel instead of sugar, or glucose. That can happen if you don’t have enough insulin in your body to help you process sugars. Learn more: Ketosis vs. ketoacidosis: What you should know » Left untreated, ketones can build up to dangerous levels. DKA can occur in people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but it’s rare in people with type 2 diabetes. DKA can also develop if you are at risk for diabetes, but have not received a formal diagnosis. It can be the first sign of type 1 diabetes. DKA is a medical emergency. Call your local emergency services immediately if you think you are experiencing DKA. Symptoms of DKA can appear quickly and may include: frequent urination extreme thirst high blood sugar levels high levels of ketones in the urine nausea or vomiting abdominal pain confusion fruity-smelling breath a flushed face fatigue rapid breathing dry mouth and skin It is important to make sure you consult with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. If left untreated, Continue reading >>

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  1. SchultzsMom

    I had Keto flu, had no ketones in my urine according to the strips (same ones that are now showing that I have a heavy amount), and I had keto flu last half of my first day on my keto diet and second day on my keto diet, seemed to curb it by upping my salt and water. I WAS highly addicted to carbs and sugar.

  2. Darlene_Horsley

    And why do some individuals get it and others not? I was in the not group.

  3. SchultzsMom

    Maybe depends on how dependent you were on carbs? The weekend before I started was my birthday, and for the first time in over 30 years someone made my my favorite cake and I ate alot of cake plus we went out for fried clams and french fries on Sunday with a couple of Goose Island IPA’s, and I ate french fries two other times that weekend, among having a couple of Margaritas, my body went into shock from the lack of carbs and the overload of them for 3 days prior. Did I mention that I LOVE french fries and have not even had the desire to taste one. And I also have lost 12.5 pounds in my first week. So my carb addiction was quite strong.

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