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Question:

From London, Ontario, Canada:

Can diabetic ketoacidosis be caused by continuous binge eating?

Answer:

A pertinent question in relation to adolescent diabetes. I know of no definitive research (which would be unethical), but I am practically certain that the answer is no. However, coupled with omission of insulin (extremely common) this would be a common cause of DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis].

KJR

DTQ-20010305173850
Original posting 16 Apr 2001
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA

  
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