DIABETES: Recurrent DKA — for whom the bell tolls

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Abstract

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the leading cause of death, morbidity and excessive health-care utilization and costs in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus; DKA is common at initial diagnosis, but uncommon thereafter. A new study has determined the risk factors for multiple DKA episodes and their relationship to the risk of death.

Refers to Gibb, F. W. et al. Risk of death following admission to a UK hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetologiahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00125–016–4034–0 (2016)

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