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What is the specific mechanism for ketoacidosis in Diabetes Mellitus?

The pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Below is a summary of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from this source: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening complication ...
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Linkage between Fatty Acid Metabolism and Ketone body metabolism

Why do we need ketone bodies? The main role of ketone bodies is to serve as a fuel (mainly for the brain) when there are not enough dietary carbohydrates available (during a low-carbohydrate diet or ...
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Is it true that brains can metabolize ketones?

My limited understanding is that fat does not get converted to glucose only to ketones. Protein can be converted into glucose (sugar) by gluconeogenesis. Ketones are used by the brain, though ...
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