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Re: [IP] DKA and Ketones

Ketones in the urine means you are in a  starvation state and there is not
enough insulin available to prevent the breakdown of fat.  As the fat breaks
down, then there are many free fatty acids available to cause a problem with
the acid-base balance.  It is the high glucose level that contributes to the
dehydration .   I teach this all the time....there is much more to all of
it...not enough time or space here.

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