Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes that occurs when your blood sugar levels are extremely high and acidic substances called ketones grow to dangerous levels.

Side effects include (but aren’t limited to) extreme thirst, lethargy and weight loss.

Listen to Kate’s story about how she found out her 3 year old son was suffering from DKA and what to look out for in yourself or loved ones.

Remember to always seek medical advice from your GP if symptoms appear and find out more on our website


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