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From Scotland:

If a teenage child who is insulin dependent consumes large amounts of sugar over long periods of time, therefore reducing the effects of insulin in his body would this cause DKA?


I don't know if anyone has ever done a scientific experiment on this, but I am strongly of the opinion that sweet eating alone does not bring on DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis]. It has to be combined with inadequate insulin -- usually missing injections and/or viral infections. Basically, lack of attention to detail is the issue.


Original posting 22 Jul 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA


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