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Question:

From Michigan, USA:

If if a baby dies, is it possible to tell if death was caused by unknown diabetes rather than shaken baby syndrome? If so, how are the symptoms different?

Answer:

Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive urination, excessive diaper wetting (saturated diapers). Blood glucose level would be extremely high. If DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis] occurred and caused death, this could happen from extreme dehydration, acid/base or electrolyte imbalance and also from cerebral edema.

SB

DTQ-20011224134226
Original posting 2 Jan 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA

  
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