A teenager from Argentina has fallen into a coma while on holiday in the Dominican Republic, the latest in a string of mysterious illnesses to befall tourists in the country. Candela Saccone, 15, was due to return from Punta Cana on June 19 but reportedly got sick the morning of travel. Doctors are pointing to a life-threatening diabetic condition despite the fact that her family says she has no history of diabetes and leads a normal, healthy life. She then displayed symptoms of dizziness, vomiting and dehydration, her mother said. Doctors diagnosed Saccone with diabetic cetoacidosis, a 'serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones'. It normally develops 'when your body can't produce enough insulin,' experts say. Argentine authorities said that the initial medical center 'did not have sufficient equipment to treat her,' the New York Post reported. Argentine authorities said that the initial medical center 'did not have sufficient equipment to treat her,' the New York Post reported pictured with her mother. According to CNN , the girl remains in a coma and in critical condition, though is showing some signs of improving as of Tuesday.
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June 25, pm Updated June 26, am. A teenage girl from Argentina has gone into a coma while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, with doctors pointing to a life-threatening diabetic condition — even though her family says she has no history of diabetes. Candela Saccone, 15, had been scheduled to return home from Punta Cana on June 19 after traveling there earlier in the week, but she reportedly got sick that morning. Her mother said Candela had suddenly gotten sick the night before their departure. The FBI is looking into whether any of the reported deaths are linked. Agents have been running toxicology tests on resort minibars to see if tainted alcohol is possibly to blame. So far, at least 11 people have died in the past year while vacationing in the DR. Dozens more have gotten sick. Read Next.
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