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Medications for Diabetic Ketoacidosis, in DM Type I

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening problem that occurs when the body cannot use sugar as a fuel source because there is no insulin or not enough insulin. Fat is used for fuel instead. As fat is broken down, acids called ketones build up in the blood and urine. In high levels, ketones are poisonous. Symptoms of DKA include vomiting, dehydration, nausea, confusion, fruity smelling breath and sometimes coma. A patient who suspects they are suffering from DKA should seek medical help immediately. Patients with Type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop DKA than those suffering from Type 1.

Note: There are currently no drugs listed for "Diabetic Ketoacidosis, in DM Type I".

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