An interesting case of new-onset ketosis-prone diabetes in a Scottish teaching hospital

Ann Gardiner, Priya S George, Ewan Pearson, Rory J McCrimmon

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    Abstract

    Background: Clinical teaching for many years has been to assume that diabetic ketoacidosis is pathognomic of type 1 diabetes. However, this dogma is now increasingly questioned as increasing numbers of people are admitted with diabetic ketoacidosis without the typical features of autoimmune type 1 diabetes. Such individuals are increasingly diagnosed with ketosis-prone diabetes, a heterogenous syndrome where individuals present with diabetic ketoacidosis or unprovoked ketosis but are usually autoantibody negative and have no residual ß-cell function. Classification of ketosis-prone diabetes using the Aß system can aid in diagnosis and treatment decisions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-268
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease
    Volume13
    Issue number5-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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