The risk of diabetic ketoacidosis is highest if you:

  • Have type 1 diabetes
  • Are younger than age 19
  • Frequently miss insulin doses

However, diabetic ketoacidosis can also occur if you have type 2 diabetes, although this is uncommon. In some cases, diabetic ketoacidosis may be the first sign that a person has diabetes.

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