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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (cont.)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Symptoms

A person developing diabetic ketoacidosis may have one or more of these symptoms:

  • excessive thirst or drinking lots of fluid,
  • general weakness,
  • vomiting,
  • loss of appetite,
  • confusion,
  • shortness of breath,
  • a generally ill appearance,

  • dry skin,

  • dry mouth,

  • increased heart rate,

  • low blood pressure,

  • increased rate of breathing, and

  • a distinctive fruity odor on the breath.

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