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People with diabetic ketoacidosis typically have what symptoms?
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: DKA for short
Dka is potentially life threatening complication in patients with diabetes mellitus.
It results from shortage of insulin.In response, the body burns fatty acid and produce acidic ketone bodies that cause most symptoms and complications-vomiting, dehydration, deep gasping breathing, confusion, coma.Dka is a medical emergency, without treatment it can lead to death.

In brief: DKA for short
Dka is potentially life threatening complication in patients with diabetes mellitus.
It results from shortage of insulin.In response, the body burns fatty acid and produce acidic ketone bodies that cause most symptoms and complications-vomiting, dehydration, deep gasping breathing, confusion, coma.Dka is a medical emergency, without treatment it can lead to death.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Usually...
...If they are not in a coma by the time you see them, they are weak, dehydrated, breathing rapidly and deeply (so-called kussmaul respirations) and have a fruity odor on their breath.

In brief: Usually...
...If they are not in a coma by the time you see them, they are weak, dehydrated, breathing rapidly and deeply (so-called kussmaul respirations) and have a fruity odor on their breath.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nausea and vomiting
Nausea, vomiting and mental status changes are the most common.
Frank coma can occur and dehydration is almost always present which can cause dizziness or fainting. Since infections are frequent causes of ketoacidosis, fever, cough, urinary tract burning are other possible symptoms. This is a medical emergency and should be evaluated at a hospital.

In brief: Nausea and vomiting
Nausea, vomiting and mental status changes are the most common.
Frank coma can occur and dehydration is almost always present which can cause dizziness or fainting. Since infections are frequent causes of ketoacidosis, fever, cough, urinary tract burning are other possible symptoms. This is a medical emergency and should be evaluated at a hospital.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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