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Are blood sugar levels important for acid-base metabolism disorders?

High and low blood sugar levels can make people more susceptible to acid-base metabolism disorders. Unmanaged diabetes can cause a buildup of acidic ketones, called diabetic ketoacidosis, which can be life-threatening if not promptly treated. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can cause a buildup of lactic acid, which can lead to another kind of acid-base metabolism disorder.

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