Diabetic Ketoacidosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’ve never been diagnosed with diabetes, but I have many of the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. Do I have diabetes?
  • I’m having a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels. Am I at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis?
  • Will diet and exercise help me to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis?
  • If I notice I’m having symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis, what should I do first?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise?
  • What is the best way for me to check the ketone level in my body?
  • I missed a dose of insulin. Should I start testing my blood sugar level and ketone level right away?


Diabetic Ketoacidosis by David E. Trachtenbarg, M.D. (American Family Physician May 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050501/1705.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 07/05