Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma and even death, warns the American Diabetes Association. Ketoacidosis occurs when the cells don’t get the glucose they need for energy, causing the body to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones. Ketones are chemicals that the body creates when it breaks down fat to use for energy. The body reacts this way when it does not have enough insulin to use glucose, the body’s natural source of energy. When ketones build up in the blood, they make it more acidic. Symptoms of ketoacidosis usually come ... Read More
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