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Morbidity and Mortality of Diabetic Ketoacidosis With and Without Insulin Pump Care

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeff, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

    Jun 1, 1995
    I received permission from Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics to share the full text PDF of this review on DKA.

    Here's the abstract:

    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is one of the most common, costly, and dangerous acute complications in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Although DKA has been reported to occur with less frequency than severe hypoglycemia, it is associated with a higher mortality rate and is the leading cause of diabetes-related deaths in children and adolescents. The most common risk factor for DKA is lack of adherence to insulin treatment. Other factors include underinsurance, psychiatric disorders, occlusion of insulin pump infusion sets, and illness. It has been suggested that use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy may increase the risk for DKA, although clinical trials have not supported this claim. Expert care within a T1D specialty clinic may help reduce the risk of DKA mortality. Further advances are needed in developing new technologies and methods to improve glycemic control in intensively treated patients without increasing the risk of acute complications. The purpose of this review is to discuss DKA morbidity and mortality in youth with T1D, particularly in relation to insulin pump use.

    Download the PDF here:
  2. Darryl

    Darryl Approved members

    May 8, 2008
    Great article, Jeff. Thank you.

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