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What is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

What is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Diabetic ketoacidosis, also called DKA, is a serious complication of diabetes. If not recognized and treated emergently, it ...more »

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Life-threatening complication of high blood sugars and diabetes.
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: complication of diabetes resulting from severe insulin deficiency coupled with an absolute or relative increase in glucagon concentration; metabolic acidosis is caused by the breakdown of adipose stores and resulting increased levels of free fatty acids; glucagon accelerates the oxidation of the free fatty acids producing excess ketone bodies (ketosis).
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Introduction

Types of Diabetic Ketoacidosis:

Broader types of Diabetic Ketoacidosis:

How serious is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Prognosis of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Usually good if treated, but can be fatal without treatment.
Complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

What causes Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Causes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see causes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Cause of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Build-up of ketones in the blood from high blood sugars.
Risk factors for Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see risk factors for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

What are the symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see treatments for Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Research for Diabetic Ketoacidosis: see research for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Name and Aliases of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Main name of condition: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Other names or spellings for Diabetic Ketoacidosis:

DKA, Ketosis, Ketoacidosis

DKA, Ketones in urine, Ketonuria Source - Diseases Database

Diabetic acidosis, Ketonemia, Acetonemia
Source - WordNet 2.1

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Related Conditions

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