What are the Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children?

What are the Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children?

 DKA is a serious life-threatening disease that may occur with type 1 diabetes, it happens when there is very little insulin that glucose can not be used for energy and the body starts burning fat instead of fat.

What are the Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children
What are the Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children

It produces ‘ketones’, which makes the blood very acidic. DKA can be fatal and always requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of Diabetes Ketoacidosis in Children include:

  • Vomiting

  • Deep breathing breath

  • A low level of consciousness

  • Stomach ache.

Not all children will develop all the above mentioned symptoms. If you are worried about your child, call your doctor on the Health Direct 1800 022 222 Australia.