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.

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