From Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA:
I was told people with type 2 diabetes do not go into diabetic ketoacidosis. Is this true?
Additional comments from Dr. Jim Lane:As a rule, I would agree that people with type 2 diabetes generally do not develop DKA. However, under severe stress (such as from another illness), they can develop DKA.
Additional comments from Dr. David Schwartz:People with type 2 diabetes can indeed have ketosis, but not commonly so. Type 1has sometimes been referred to as "ketosis prone" and type 2 as "non- ketosis prone." Type 2's, in general, do not go into DKA, but it is not unheard of.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:28
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