Summary of Diabetes mellitus
Flashcards on Diabetes mellitus
is a severe life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus characterized by severe hyperglycemia and accelerated ketogenesis.
Questions on Diabetes mellitus
A 16-year-old teenager with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus comes to the emergency department on Sunday evening because he ran out of his insulin on Friday and is beginning to feel like “his sugars are high." He complains of a headache and diffuse abdominal pain. Urinalysis shows elevated ketone levels, and his finger stick glucose is too high to read by the meter. Which of the following blood tests should be obtained next in the work-up of this patient?