Ketosis-prone Diabetes Mellitus is an intermediate form of diabetes that bears the characteristics of Type I and Type II diabetes. This disease is characterized by symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis or unprovoked ketosis. It is distinct from latent autoimmune diabetes. Ketosis-prone Diabetes Mellitus can be diagnosed easily because it presents typical symptoms. Symptoms are:
• Shortness of breath
HOW IS KETOSIS-PRONE DIABETES MELLITUS DIAGNOSED?
The various tests included are:
• Capillary blood glucose
• Urine dipstick testing
• Blood tests:
• Blood cultures.
• 12-lead ECG.
• Abdominal X-ray
• CT/MRI scan of the head
• Lumbar puncture
HOW IS KETOSIS-PRONE DIABETES MELLITUS TREATED?
Treatment begins with initial insulin therapy. Regular monitoring is important to ascertain the insulin levels and adjust the insulin therapy accordingly. A few months later, insulin therapy may be discontinued. Careful monitoring of the blood glucose levels is important to ensure the insulin levels are maintained.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ketosis-prone Diabetes Mellitus comes in four forms depending upon the presence or absence of certain cells.