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Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis reported in pregnant women

Authors:

Balasubramaniam Branavan ,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Selladurai Pirasath,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Athwel Gamarallage Hemal Sugathapala

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Abstract

Pregnancy is a physiological state in women which creates significant alterations in energy metabolism to provide energy supply to the foetus. The maternal fasting glucose level would be less than that of a non-pregnant state and in contrast plasma ketones and free fatty acids levels are elevated, resulting in a state of accelerated starvation. These metabolic alterations place a pregnant woman at a higher risk of developing euglycaemic ketoacidosis. We report a rare case of euglycaemic ketoacidosis causing severe increased anion gap metabolic acidosis in a pregnant woman.
How to Cite: Branavan, B., Pirasath, S. and Hemal Sugathapala, A.G., 2019. Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis reported in pregnant women. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, 9(2), pp.60–61. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v9i2.7400
Published on 12 Dec 2019.
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