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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma presenting as first-onset diabetic ketoacidosis

Description

The hallmark of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the triad of hyperglycaemia, ketonaemia and metabolic acidosis. The pathogenesis of DKA involves a relative insulin deficiency and an excess of counterregulatory hormones.1 Interplay between these factors results in reduced glucose utilisation and increased gluconeogenesis, together with increased lipolysis and ketogenesis.

Learning Outcomes

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Medical Journal of Australia
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Reading: Journal; textbook; book
0h : 30m
MBA: 0h : 30m
ACRRM - Fellow: 0.5 pts
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 0.5 pts
RACGP: 1 pt
RACP: 0.5 pts
Oncology

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