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Question:

From Coventry, United Kingdom:

If I stop my insulin, what will happen?

Answer:

If you have type 1 diabetes and stop taking your insulin, you will become seriously ill and develop DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis]. The timing will vary, but some people can develop DKA in 18 to 24 hours. DKA is a very serious condition which is better prevented rather than having to treat it. Stopping insulin is not recommended.

JS

DTQ-20010902085728
Original posting 11 Sep 2001
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