Signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis can be equivocal and many other conditions such as flu may have similar symptoms. Therefore, in many cases it may be difficult to diagnose if you have a simple viral infection or a more serious health problem like diabetic ketoacidosis. Risk of complications and death from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), increases with delay in its diagnosis and treatment.
Contact your doctor if:
Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency care if:
When to go to the hospital : A person with diabetes should be taken to a hospital for urgent medical care if:
If diabetic ketoacidosis is not treated, it can be fatal. Prompt and appropriate therapy has decreased the death rate and complication from this condition.
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