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If a diabetic’s breath smells like alcohol, what could this mean?

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Diabetics have a problem in the production of insulin which is the key factor in the glucose reuptake of the cell. In cases that the diabetic has an alcohol breathe or even a ether/alcohol breath, that would indicate that the person is already synthesizing other sources for energy like fat, which produces that smell. They are suffering from Diabetic ketoacidosis and it is life-threatening. Immediate interventions are necessary to counteract the condition.

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