Diabetic ketoacidosis in children.

  title={Diabetic ketoacidosis in children.},
  author={Michael S. D. Agus and Joseph I. Wolfsdorf},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={1147-63, ix}
Although diabetic ketoacidosis should, theoretically, be largely preventable in patients with established diabetes, a recent report from a major US childhood diabetes center showed that children with type 1 diabetes remain at high risk for diabetic ketoacidosis, with an incidence of 8 per 100 patient-years. Children who are uninsured or underinsured, have psychiatric disorders, have poorly controlled diabetes, and live in dysfunctional families are most vulnerable. The efficacy and cost… CONTINUE READING

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