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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?


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.


Original posting 2 Jan 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA


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