DKA

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022

Diabetic ketoacidosis, additionally called DKA, is a build-up of acids in your blood. When your blood sugar is too high for too lengthy, it can happen. Diabetic ketoacidosis symptoms can appear swiftly and might even be your first indication that you have diabetes. Call your physician or go to the emergency clinic right away if you have any one of the symptoms below and your ketones are modest to high when you test them utilizing a home kit, or if you have greater than one symptom: You've been regurgitating for greater than 2 hours. Diabetic ketoacidosis usually happens due to the fact that your body does not have sufficient insulin. Your cells can't use the sugar in your blood for energy, so they use fat for fuel rather. Burning fat makes acids called ketones. People with type 1 diabetes go to risk for ketoacidosis, since their bodies do not make any insulin. Your ketones can additionally rise when you: Miss a meal; Are sick or stressed; Have an insulin reaction; Haven't injected sufficient insulin. DKA can happen to people with type 2 diabetes, however it's uncommon. If you have type 2, specifically when you're older, you're more probable to have a problem with some similar symptoms called HHNS.

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