Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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  • Unexplained blood glucose level higher than 250 mg/dl
  • Presence of ketones in blood or urine
  • Fruity smelling breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dehydration
  • Increased heart rate
  • Pale or clammy skin
  • Coma

Originally Published November 19, 2009

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