What are the physical findings characteristic of new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Dec 01, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In new cases of diabetes, physical examination findings are usually normal. Patients with DKA, however, will have Kussmaul respiration, signs of dehydration, hypotension, and, in some cases, altered mental status.


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