• Frequent urination: This can lead to dehydration, which further exacerbates the condition.
  • Extreme thirst: Despite drinking fluids, the sensation of thirst remains.
  • High blood sugar levels: Persistently high blood glucose levels can indicate the onset of DKA.
  • Ketones in urine: Testing for ketones in the urine can provide an early warning.
  • Nausea and vomiting: These symptoms can lead to further dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Abdominal pain: This is a common symptom that should not be ignored.
  • Weakness or fatigue: A general feeling of being unwell is often present.
  • Confusion or difficulty concentrating: Cognitive symptoms are particularly concerning in seniors.
  • Shortness of breath: A fruity-scented breath may also be noticeable.

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