Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Overview
Diabetic ketoacidosis (also called DKA) is an extremely dangerous complication of undiagnosed or poorly-controlled diabetes. Diabetes causes a build-up of acids (called “ketones”) in the blood, and if not treated promptly, can lead to diabetic coma and death. Suspected DKA needs immediate emergency medical care.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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- Diabetic Coma: A diabetic coma can arise in two ways, and both of them are critically serious, requiring immediate emergency medical care
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- Death: Death is the cessation of life. The stopping of the heart is called Cardiac Arrest. Common causes of death include
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