Beware Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
If you are showing symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis, you are most likely
suffering from type 1 diabetes.
There is also a stronger risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a medical
emergency, in type 1 patients than in type 2 patients. This condition arises
when there is a lack of glucose, the fatty acids and proteins that are broken
down to release energy end up producing acidic ketone bodies. When the ketone
levels in blood and urine increase beyond normal, the blood turns acidic. The
symptoms of DKA may be the first clue to the fact that one is suffering from
type 1 diabetes.
If you see these symptoms developing or worsening over a 24-hour period, see a
Nausea or vomiting
Decline in alertness
Muscle stiffness and cramps
Stay Alert And Go For Check-Ups
Don’t take any risks. Assess your symptoms and go for a test. The right
diagnosis in time can save you years of your life. Be vigilant, eat healthy, and
stay active, and you are sorted.