Diabetic KetoAcidosis

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Diabetic KetoAcidosis
Case
The patient was a 50 year Native Canadian with a past medical history of IDDM and hypertension brought to the emergency department by her husband. She was lethargic and unable to provide a history and the history was provided by her husband. Her husband reports that she had been vomiting for the past 2 days with several episodes of diarrhea every day. He describes the vomitus as being composed of her meals on the first day and then it turned to a pale yellow liquid the next day with some episodes of vomiting clear liquid. He describes the diarrhea as watery and voluminous and reports that she did not complain of any abdominal pain, lightheadedness, fatigue or muscle cramps along with the vomiting and diarrhea. He...
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