Failure to detect early warning signs of untreated diabetes can lead to ketosis. The toddler’s body breaks down fat cells to provide the it with energy, but the brain is unable to use them. Instead, the body produces toxic acids, called ketones, that the brain can use.The kidneys soon become overwhelmed as they try to rid the body of the ketones through urine. The result may first be stomach ache, and then vomiting accompanied with heavy breathing with a fruity, sweet, or wine-like breath.
Ketoacidosis is a serious condition that can cause unconsciousness, and if left untreated, even death. Untreated diabetes can also cause blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, nerve damage, gum and skin infections, osteoporosis and loss of limbs due to poor circulation.
Recognizing the early warning symptoms of diabetes and starting the treatment of blood sugar monitoring, insulin shots, diet control, and exercise at the earliest possible stage help control the diabetes without suffering any serious adverse consequences.
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