Increased acid levels in the plasma due to accumulation of lactic acid. This may be caused by conditions such as heart failure or kidney disease. Lactic acid is released as the end product of glucose metabolism in the absence of oxygen. With elevated blood sugar levels in Type 1 diabetes, lactic acidosis can occur.
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