Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Presenting as First-onset Diabetic KetoacidosisDescription
The hallmark of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the triad of hyperglycaemia, ketonaemia and metabolic acidosis. The pathogenesis of DKA involves a relative insulin deficiency and an excess of counterregulatory hormones.1
Interplay between these factors results in reduced glucose utilisation and increased gluconeogenesis, together with increased lipolysis and ketogenesis.
- Recognise diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) has a clinical occurrence in type 2 diabetes.
- Learn about a recent study indicating their precipitating factors in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Learn why DKA is more common in people from certain ethnic groups with type 2 diabetes.