Journal of Diabetology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 92--93

Closing anion gap without insulin in euglycaemic diabetic ketoacidosis


Resham Raj Poudel1, Nisha Kusum Kafle2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Western Reserve Health Education, Youngstown, OH, USA
2 Department of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

Correspondence Address:
Resham Raj Poudel
Department of Internal Medicine, Western Reserve Health Education, Youngstown, OH
USA

Euglycaemic diabetic ketoacidosis (euDKA) occurs in patients with poor carbohydrate intake who continue to take insulin. For these patients are not truly in the insulin-deficient state, intravenous fluid resuscitation alone can correct the ketoacidosis without any risk of hypoglycaemia. Diagnosis of euDKA can be missed in inexperienced settings; therefore, calculating anion gap and measuring ketone levels should be practiced in every sick diabetic patient regardless of glucose levels.


How to cite this article:
Poudel RR, Kafle NK. Closing anion gap without insulin in euglycaemic diabetic ketoacidosis.J Diabetol 2017;8:92-93


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Poudel RR, Kafle NK. Closing anion gap without insulin in euglycaemic diabetic ketoacidosis. J Diabetol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jul 18 ];8:92-93
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