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Family Dr failed to diagnose DKA
« on: March 24, 2016, 08:26:00 PM »
Some years ago, a 17 year old girl died in Scotland due to DKA. Her family physician, and another consulting doctor failed to recognize the symptoms and continued treating her for constipation ?

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Re: Family Dr failed to diagnose DKA
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 11:06:37 PM »
That is such a sad story.  Looks like the dr skated. So sad.
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Re: Family Dr failed to diagnose DKA
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 12:09:25 AM »
Truly this is such a sad thing to happen to the family. I wish doctors were more diligent in their duty.

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Re: Family Dr failed to diagnose DKA
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 12:28:49 AM »
There does seem to be a widespread reluctance to test for diabetes (let alone get the Type right), when it should be a standard part of every routine blood test battery.

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Re: Family Dr failed to diagnose DKA
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 02:08:02 AM »
Looks like the dr skated.
It does indeed . . . and without much effort, either. Which doesn't speak well for their medical disciplinary boards; not even a slap on the wrist?!  >:(

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Re: Family Dr failed to diagnose DKA
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 04:22:55 AM »
I've noticed that the standard blood tests for ketones may show only moderate amounts even in full-blown DKA which means most modern docs won't treat it.

Who would know the first time around to insist on a GAD 65 antibody test?

People die from this kind of thing...