Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!
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It's from excess ketones....basically ketones are a byproduct of fat and protein metabolism. With an unregulated diabetic, or a chronic hyperglycemic diabetic, the body burns fat at rapid rates and causes an excessive amount of ketones. The keytones create an acidotic state, ketones are an acid. Then you have a whole lot of compensatory and decompensatory metabolic acidosis states...blah blah blah... it's a big, messy process....but if untreated will most likely result in coma and death.
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