Doctors for Ketosis-prone Diabetes Mellitus in Gunduperunbedu Village, Kanchipuram
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KETOSIS-PRONE DIABETES MELLITUS
A typical diabetes is a rare form of diabetes mellitus (DM) that presents with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). However, in contrast to type 1 DM, patients with atypical DM undergo spontaneous remission and maintain long-term insulin independence. Ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes tends to be more common in older, overweight, non-white people with type 2 diabetes, and DKA may be their their first presentation of diabetes.
HOW IS KETOSIS-PRONE DIABETES MELLITUS DIAGNOSED?
Ketosis-prone Diabetes Mellitus belongs to the category of emerging diabetes-related diseases. There is no clear cut diagnostic procedure for Ketosis-prone Diabetes Mellitus. The endocrinologist may evaluate your symptoms and your family history. A blood and urine test may be ordered for confirming diagnosis
HOW IS KETOSIS-PRONE DIABETES MELLITUS TREATED?
The treatment of atypical DM during the acute phase is similar to that of acute DKA and includes intensive monitoring and administration of insulin along with fluid and electrolyte replacement. The long-term outcome for these patients is variable, but most patients develop hyperglycemia within 2 years of follow-up, requiring either oral hypoglycemic agents or low-dose insulin. However, some patients do remain normoglycemic indefinitely.
DID YOU KNOW?
Atypical or ketosis-prone type 2 DM is a recently identified form of DM. It has been described in various ethnicities, and family physicians in an ethnically diverse country such as Canada are likely to encounter patients with this condition. The natural course of atypical DM is distinct from either type 1 or type 2 DM, and an awareness of this entity can facilitate early diagnosis and adequate management.