Health Tip: Symptoms of Ketoacidosis
What diabetics should look for
(HealthDay News) -- Ketoacidosis occurs when diabetic people develop dangerously high levels of ketones, which are produced when stored fat is burned for energy.
Ketoacidosis, a sign that diabetes is uncontrolled, requires immediate medical attention.
The American Diabetes Association describes these common warning signs of ketoacidosis:
- Feeling very thirsty or having a very dry mouth.
- Urinating frequently.
- High blood sugar (glucose).
- High ketone levels in the urine.
- Persistent fatigue.
- Being confused or having difficulty paying attention.
- Flushed or dry skin.
- Feeling nauseous, vomiting, or having pain in the abdomen.
- Difficulty breathing, and having breath that emits a fruity smell.