Diabetic Ketoacidosis: - High glucose numbers 250 mg/dL and up range (the sky is the limit) - High Ketones 50 mmol/L and higher
When the TOTAL ENERGY in our bloodstream increases outside of the normal range it appears the body raises insulin to store the excess energy. That is, unless you have untreated Type 1 Diabetes, in which case you end up in diabetic ketoacidosis with high blood glucose and high ketones.
Monitoring your diet carefully can reduce the risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Home keto-testing kits are a good idea to ensure you’re not at risk of developing DKA, and the American Diabetes Association recommends testing for ketones if your blood sugar level is greater than 240 mg/dl. Urine strips can be purchased at the pharmacy to test your levels.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication in people with . It happens predominantly in those with , but it can occur in those with under certain circumstances. DKA results from a shortage of ; in response the body switches to burning and producing acidic that cause most of the symptoms and complications.
Dehydration may be severe in diabetic ketoacidosis, and intravenous fluids are usually needed as part of its treatment
|Classification and external resources|
|ICD-10||E10.1, E11.1, E12.1, E13.1, E14.1|
|Patient UK||Diabetic ketoacidosis|