What Are Symptoms of Iabetic Ketoacidosis?

Q:
What are symptoms of iabetic ketoacidosis?

A:
Diabetic ketoacidosis signs and symptoms often develop quickly, sometimes within 24 hours. You may notice:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fruity-scented breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or fatigue

Seek emergency care if:

  • Your blood sugar level is consistently higher than 300 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 16.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)
  • You have ketones in your urine and can’t reach your doctor for advice
  • You have multiple signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis

Remember, untreated diabetic ketoacidosis can be fatal.

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