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Patients with diabetes can develop a potentially fatal condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). When this happens, fat is metabolised at a rate that is dangerously high.

The acidity of the blood is caused by ketones, which are produced when the liver breaks down fat into fuel. (Source)

How To Remember Diabetic Ketoacidosis ?

Diabetic Ketoacidosis :

  • Infection
  • Ischaemia (cardiac, mesenteric)
  • Infarction
  • Ignorance (poor control)
  • Intoxication (alcohol)

Mnemonic: “5I’s


Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Diabetic Ketoacidosis


Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department