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What causes people with diabetes to get ketoacidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis?

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People with diabetes can get ketoacidosis, or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), when they don't take enough insulin. They can also get DKA when they're sick or injured, or they don't get enough fluids and become dehydrated.

SOURCES:

Paoli, A. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2013.

Dashti, H. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology, Fall 2004.

Manninen, A. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, December 2004.

Epilepsy Foundation: "Ketogenic Diet."

Turner, Z. Practical Gastroenterology, June 2006.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Ketogenic Diet Center," "Ketone Testing: What You Need to Know."

The American Diabetes Association: "DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones," "Checking for Ketones."

Wood, E. Thyroid, August 2004.

Scott & White Healthcare. "Metabolic Acidosis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Paoli, A. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2013.

Dashti, H. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology, Fall 2004.

Manninen, A. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, December 2004.

Epilepsy Foundation: "Ketogenic Diet."

Turner, Z. Practical Gastroenterology, June 2006.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Ketogenic Diet Center," "Ketone Testing: What You Need to Know."

The American Diabetes Association: "DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones," "Checking for Ketones."

Wood, E. Thyroid, August 2004.

Scott & White Healthcare. "Metabolic Acidosis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2020

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