Diabetic coma

Alternative names
DKA; Ketoacidosis; Diabetic ketoacidosis

Definition
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes mellitus caused by the buildup of by-products of fat metabolism (ketones), which occurs when glucose is not available as a fuel source for the body.

see Diabetic ketoacidosis.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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