ketoacidosis

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Ketoacidosis, most commonly associated with diabetic ketoacidosis, is when the body produces high levels of ketones. Ketones are a blood acid created by the liver that is made when there isn’t enough insulin. At this point, with high ketone levels and low insulin levels, the body breaks down fat and uses it as fuel.

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/qa/what-are-ketones#:~:text=Ketones%20are%20chemicals%20your%20liver,sends%20them%20into%20your%20bloodstream.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-ketoacidosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371551

Layperson terms for ketone body metabolism?

Hypoglycemia & hyperglycemia, low or high blood sugar levels, interact with ketone levels to produce either symptomatic or asymptomatic conditions. Layperson definitions & leading-thinker discussion.