- Ketones and Ketoacidosis
Ketone bodies are chemicals that are produced when fatty acid are broken down in excess. Ketone bodies are the source of fuel for brain, heart and muscle, which are produced when glucose is not available as fuel source
When excess ketone bodies accumulate, this abnormal (but not necessarily harmful) state is called ketosis.
When even larger amounts of ketone bodies accumulate such that the body's pH is lowered to dangerously acidic levels, this state is called ketoacidosis.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) may happen to anyone with diabetes, though it is rare in people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma (passing out for a long time) or even death.
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