DKA and T2

Did you know that DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) is possible in Type 2. It is very rare but possible. Ketoacidosis is dangerous and serious. If you have any of the above symptoms, contact your health care provider IMMEDIATELY, or go to the nearest emergency room of your local hospital.

What are the warning signs of ketoacidosis?

Ketoacidosis usually develops slowly. But when vomiting occurs, this life-threatening condition can develop in a few hours. Early symptoms include the following:
•Thirst or a very dry mouth
•Frequent urination
•High blood glucose (sugar) levels
•High levels of ketones in the urine

Then, other symptoms appear:
•Constantly feeling tired
•Dry or flushed skin
•Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
(Vomiting can be caused by many illnesses, not just ketoacidosis. If vomiting continues for more than 2 hours, contact your health care provider.)
•A hard time breathing (short, deep breaths)
•Fruity odor on breath
•A hard time paying attention, or confusion

If you wish to know more here is a link to the ADA site that I took this information from. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/ketoacidosis-dka.html