Diabetes Awareness

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According to the American Diabetes Association, when the body's cells do not get the glucose they need for energy, they can burn fat for energy and produce ketones. The buildup of ketones makes the blood more acidic and is a warning sign that diabetes is out of control.

High levels of ketones can poison the body. Treatment for this condition usually takes place in a hospital.

So, what are some of the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Constantly feeling tired
  • Frequent urination
  • High blood glucose levels
  • High levels of ketones in the urine
  • Nausea
  • Thirst or dry mouth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately. If you do not have a doctor, make an appointment for diabetes screening at CVS MinuteClinic on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden.

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