What Happens In Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Share on facebook

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 >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. PoshDiggory

    Being a coffee addict that I am, would I have to cut coffee out of my diet? I usually drink it black so sugar or cream is not an issue, but I've recently heard that caffeine can knock you out of keto. Is this true?

  2. anbeav

    No, you don't need to cut coffee out of your diet, if it fits your macros it's fine. Caffeine does not kick you out of ketosis!

  3. PoshDiggory

    So it doesn't hinder fat oxidation either correct?

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

Related Articles

Popular Articles

More in ketosis