Is diabetic ketoacidosis serious?
Untreated, diabetic ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. If symptoms occur, it is important for people with diabetes to seek medical advice immediately. It can also be one of the first signs of type 1 diabetes, particularly in children, so if symptoms occur, it is also important to seek advice, even if the person has not been diagnosed with diabetes.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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