This GP relives his encounters with a mythological monster

Clinicians love aphorism and acronym — the foremost emergency acronym ABC seems to grow by a letter every five years and by two letters for every executive committee who are entrusted with making it more memorable.

Dr Chris Thexton treating diabetic ketoacidosis.

Its current incarnation, DRSABCDEFG, ranks as my enduring nemesis.

I’m confident that that diabetic ketoacidosis will not liberate me of my medical