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- Acids produced when the body breaks down fat or fuel. This occurs when there is not enough insulin to permit glucose to enter the cells and fuel them or when there are too many counterregulatory (stress) hormones appearing in the urine when the body does not have enough insulin. A moderate or large amount of ketones are a clear warning sign that diabetes is out of control (Ketonuria).
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- Chemical substances that the body makes when it doesnt have enough insulin in the blood. When ketones build up in the body for a long time, serious illness or coma can result.
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- Beta Cells, glucagon, hormone, Hyperinsulinism, Insulin, Insulin Producing Cells, Islet\'s of Langerhans, pancreas