Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Original article


Hawa Juma El-Sharief

Endocrine Department, Tripoli Medical Centre, Tripoli, Libya

JMJ Vol.5 No. 1 (Spring) 2006: 51-45


One hundrad and eighty diabetic patients admitted with Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) to Tripoli Medical Centre in the period from 2000-2002 were analyzed retrospectively. The mean age was 33.9 yr. (range 14-72yrs), the male to female ratio was 0.9:1 and 59.4% were type 1 diabetes mellitus. The main precipitating factors were insulin omission, and infection. The mortality rate was 9%.

Keywords: Diabetic ketoacidosis, Precipitating factors, Out come, Pregnancy out come, Mortality, Libyan Diabetics

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