A to Z: Diabetic Ketoacidosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgDiabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can be a life-threatening complication of uncontrolled diabetes.diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA, diabetes mellitus type 1 uncontrolled ketoacidosis, diagnosis code 250.13, dx code 250.13, child with diabetic ketoacidosis, preschooler with diabetic ketoacidosis, child with diabetic ketoacidosis, kids with diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA in kids, DKA in child, DKA in preschooler, DKA in toddler, DKA in teen, DKA in gradeschooler, ketoacidosis, acidosis, high blood sugar, uncontrolled diabetes, diabetic, diabetics, diabetes emergencies, diabetes complications06/04/201203/29/201909/02/20195fc257d6-e322-4225-9aa4-f4f923f2273dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-ketoacidosis.html/<p><em>May also be&nbsp;called:</em> <em>DKA</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hyperglycemia.html/">Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)</a> (kee-toh-ah-sih-DOH-sis)&nbsp;is a life-threatening condition that happens when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Glucose (a type of sugar) is the body's main energy source. But when the body can't use glucose for fuel &mdash; for instance, in someone with uncontrolled diabetes &mdash; the body breaks down fat for energy instead.</p> <p>When fat is broken down, the body produces chemicals called ketones, which appear in the blood and urine (pee). High levels of ketones cause blood to have a high acid level.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/diabeticDka-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4939-DKA_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Diabetic ketoacidosis is life threatening and requires immediate medical evaluation and treatment.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Definition: KetoacidosisKetoacidosis is a severe life-threatening condition requiring immediate treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ketoacidosis.html/5172d9e8-b254-402a-8c77-8d447ba81c5b
Diabetes CenterOur Diabetes Center provides information and advice for teens about treating and living with diabetes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/diabetes-center.html/2de408fd-c6ef-4ca3-a5cf-9a1456fe0f29
Diabetes: When to Call the DoctorCaring for a child with diabetes includes knowing when to get medical help. Learn more about when to call the doctor.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-doctor.html/5fc3393c-7b34-4629-9843-65c2c2a21b79
Hyperglycemia and Diabetic KetoacidosisWhen blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) are too high, it's called hyperglycemia. A major goal in controlling diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels as close to the desired range as possible.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hyperglycemia.html/604daaa3-061f-4de7-adef-81dfb8478b52
Keeping Track of Your Blood SugarTo keep your diabetes under control, stay healthy, and prevent future problems, you need to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range. To do that, check and track those levels regularly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/track-blood-sugar.html/723dff80-03a4-4bdf-a5e9-d21412553ea8
Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It?Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. In type 1 diabetes, glucose can't get into the body's cells where it's needed.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/type1.html/af259e3d-ac7d-4b73-958c-795acbc7e5c3
Word! KetoacidosisKetoacidosis, a condition that can happen to people with diabetes, occurs when the body uses fat instead of glucose for fuel.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-ketoacidosis.html/c937036f-4eda-411b-9f86-df9820989b5a