When a diabetic's breath smells fruity, what does that mean?
Answer Their life is in danger.
The breath may smell fruity because of a potentially deadly condition called diabetoc ketoacidosis, a condition in which there is an excess buildup of ketones in the blood. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include being tired, confusion, and nausea/vomiting.
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