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Are ketones always present in your urine if you have diabetic ketoacidosis?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Absolutely
Ketones are alternate fuel for brain and heart when Insulin levels are too low to allow glucose into cells.
The rising concentration of ketones and dehydration eventually lead to dka.

In brief: Absolutely
Ketones are alternate fuel for brain and heart when Insulin levels are too low to allow glucose into cells.
The rising concentration of ketones and dehydration eventually lead to dka.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
If you do not have ketones in your urine and/or blood you do not have ketoacidosis.
As the name goes you also have to be acidotic (ph a measure of acidity needs to be below 7.3, the lower the number the more acidotic).

In brief: Yes
If you do not have ketones in your urine and/or blood you do not have ketoacidosis.
As the name goes you also have to be acidotic (ph a measure of acidity needs to be below 7.3, the lower the number the more acidotic).
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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