Ketones turn the blood acidic, a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis
(DKA). Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis
include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Without prompt medical treatment, patients with diabetic ketoacidosis can rapidly go into shock, coma, and even death.
• Diabetic ketoacidosis can be caused by infections, stress, or trauma all which may increase insulin requirements.