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  • n. A severe form of ketosis, most commonly seen in diabetics, in which so much ketone is produced that acidosis occurs.

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  • n. acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus


From ketones + acidosis (Wiktionary)


  • Leah, what do you go through physically when you go into ketoacidosis, which is diabetic coma?

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2008

  • In type I diabetes people get into a severe, life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis, which is totally a horse of a different color.

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  • Doctors from New York University wrote in The Lancet journal of a 40-year-old woman who developed a dangerous condition called ketoacidosis, a dangerous buildup of acids called ketones in the blood which can lead to patients falling into a coma.

    Ketosis cleans our cells | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • All patients with type 1 diabetes can also develop a serious metabolic disorder called ketoacidosis when their blood sugars are high and there is not enough insulin in their body.

  • Novo Nordisk's chief science officer said on Friday the patients, who had type 1 diabetes and required insulin, died from a condition called ketoacidosis, in which sugar in the body is burned into acid, which can induce a coma in patients who go off insulin suddenly.

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  • The Los Angeles County coroner has revealed that the troubled heiress, 30, died of diabetic ketoacidosis, which is caused by a lack of insulin and very high blood sugar. - Home

  • • Average hospitalization for Type 2 diabetes patient who develops a life-threatening complication called ketoacidosis: News - Top Stories

  • Average hospitalization for Type 2 diabetes patient who develops a life-threatening complication called ketoacidosis: $11,080

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  • The result is called ketoacidosis, a severe condition that may put a person into a coma if not treated right away.

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  • Left untreated, hyperglycemia can trigger a condition called ketoacidosis, sometimes called diabetic insulin for the body to process blood sugar, so it begins to process fats for fuel instead.

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