Dangers Of Ketoacidosis, Diabetes Complications Threaten Lives!

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Dangers Of Ketoacidosis
Ketoacidosis is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma (unconscious for a long time) or even death.

When cells do not get the glucose they need for energy, the body will begin to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones.

Ketones are acids that can accumulate in the blood and will also appear in the urine when the body does not have enough insulin.

This condition is a warning that the diabetes was out of control. High levels of ketones can poison the body. When ketone levels are too high, then it could happen diabetic ketoacidosis or KAD.

Ketoacidosis can occur in anyone who suffers from diabetes, but is less common in patients with type-2 diabates.

Patients with type 2 diabetes are elderly may experience more serious condition called non-ketotic hyperosmolar coma, where the body tries to get rid of the excess sugar in the urine.

Treatment and care for ketoacidosis usually done in the hospital. But the condition of ketoacidosis can be prevented by studying the symptoms and do a urine and blood regularly.

What are the warning signs of ketoacidosis?

Ketoacidosis usually develops slowly. But, when vomiting occurs, this life-threatening condition that can develop within a few hours.

Early symptoms that usually occur are as follows:

• Feeling thirsty or mouth feels very dry

• Frequent urination

• High blood levels glukos

• High levels of ketones in the urine

After the other symptoms will usually appear, namely:

• Always feeling tired

• The skin becomes dry or flushed

• Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

Vomiting can be caused by many illnesses, not just ketoacidosis. If persistent vomiting occurs more than 2 hours, immediately contact your health care centers.

• Difficulty breathing (shortness of breath and in)

• Breath smelling fruit

• Can not focus on anything, or feel confused