Diabetic ketoalkalosis.

  title={Diabetic ketoalkalosis.},
  author={J Koett and Jennifer Howell and S. G. Steinberg and Paul L. Wolf},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={25 7},
The usual metabolic derangement in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus is metabolic acidosis, with an increase in the anion gap because of increased ketoacids and lactate. However, diabetic ketoalkalosis may occasionally be encountered, the prominent clinical feature of which is vomiting, with depletion of potassium, chloride, and hydrogen ions. Self-medication… CONTINUE READING