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What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Complication of DM

If the body does not have enough Insulin to carry sugar into the cells for energy, the body begins to use a backup energy plan breaking down fat.
This creates ketones which build up in the body and create an acidic change in the body.Since the enzymes work best in a balanced environment you feel sickly & nauseated.As the process continues the metabolism breaks down & bad things happen(you can die).

In brief: Complication of DM

If the body does not have enough Insulin to carry sugar into the cells for energy, the body begins to use a backup energy plan breaking down fat.
This creates ketones which build up in the body and create an acidic change in the body.Since the enzymes work best in a balanced environment you feel sickly & nauseated.As the process continues the metabolism breaks down & bad things happen(you can die).
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: High acidity in DM

Body is very acidic - instead of cells breathing and producing energy with glucose body breaks down fat and produces ketones it can lead to diabetic coma - maintain alkaline diet to prevent this.

In brief: High acidity in DM

Body is very acidic - instead of cells breathing and producing energy with glucose body breaks down fat and produces ketones it can lead to diabetic coma - maintain alkaline diet to prevent this.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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