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Introduction: DKA

Description of DKA

DKA (medical condition): When diabetics get too high blood sugars, the body creates "ketones" as a by-product of breaking down fats. These ketones ...more

DKA: See also:

Diabetic Ketoacidosis:
  »Introduction: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  »Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  »Causes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  »Treatments for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

DKA: 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).
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DKA: Related Topics

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DKA as a Disease

DKA: Another name for Diabetic Ketoacidosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  »Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  »Causes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  »Treatments for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

DKA: Related Diseases

DKA: DKA is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of DKA

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Symptoms of DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis)

Some of the symptoms of DKA incude:

Treatments for DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis)

Treatments for DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) include:

Treatment of DKA: For more treatment information about DKA, see treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

DKA as a Symptom

DKA (symptom): A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when...more »

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