Ketoacidosis

Monitoring a child - Short termKetoacidosis occurs with prolonged high blood sugar which indicates acute insulin deficiency in the body. That causes the cells to break down the stored fat to produce energy resulting in the production of Free Fatty Acids(FFA) and ketones. The buildup FFA and ketones in the blood can lead to a life threatening condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This situation occurs more in patients with Type 1 diabetes and requires hospitalization in order to correct it.

Symptoms of Ketoacidosis

  • Dehydration
  • Sweet, rotten fruit-like smell from the mouth
  • Difficult or fast breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Can lead to unconsciousness

Prevention

  • Take the medications on time
  • Follow the diabetes management instructions
  • Monitor your blood sugar levels

Treatment of diabetes Ketoacidosis

Visit the doctor immediately

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