#DiabetesAwarenessMonth – Fact 20

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening complication caused by insulin deficiency. Severely low insulin levels cause excessive amounts of glucose in the bloodstream (hyperglycaemia). Fat breakdown then accelerates and increase the production of fatty acids. These fatty acids are converted into chemicals called ketone bodies, which are toxic at high levels.

– #PBNFacts #ProjectBlueNovember

the quote is from Project Blue November

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