What are the acute complications of pediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: William H Lamb, MD, MBBS, FRCP(Edin), FRCP, FRCPCH; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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The complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus can be divided into 3 major categories: acute complications, long-term complications, and complications caused by associated autoimmune diseases.

Acute complications, which include hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and DKA, reflect the difficulties of maintaining a balance between insulin therapy, dietary intake, and exercise.


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