What would you expect his respiratory rate to be?

A middle aged man is found confused and disoriented. He is wearing a MedicAlert bracelet for diabetes.

His breath has the sweet/chemical odor of acetone (indicative of ketone body production). His body is in metabolic acidosis. Would you expect his respiratory rate to be:

A. Normal(approximately 11 or 12 breaths/min)

B. Elevated (25 breaths/min)

C. Depressed (6 breaths/min)

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