Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 15, 2000
Hyperglycemia and DKA
Question from Leeds, Alabama, USA:
I would like to know how many deaths have been attributed to ketoacidosis. My daughter passed away almost two years ago because of it. I would like to find out more about it. and talk to others who have been in the same situation. [email protected]
This is a difficult question since there are no statistics kept in any systematic fashion on diabetic ketoacidosis. Most of the time this occurs when there is severe insulin deficiency and the diagnosis of diabetes has not been established — or when insulin is omitted for long periods of time in those who already have diabetes. Usually there is another associated cause for DKA such as an infection, surgery or some medication that blocks how insulin is working (e.g., prednisone).