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Recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in an adolescent
  1. S Muralidharan1,
  2. V Datta2,
  3. V Palanivel3
  1. 1
    Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough, UK
  2. 2
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
  3. 3
    Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Dr Vipan Datta, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK; vipan.datta{at}

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A 14-year-old girl who has had type 1 diabetes for 6 years was admitted to the ward with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). She was managed with intravenous fluids and insulin with good recovery. She routinely takes insulin via a Novopen 3 injection device. Within a fortnight of discharge, she had two further episodes of DKA …

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