Brain changes persist in DKA

Brain injury should no longer be considered a rare complication of diabetic ketoacidosis and its effects may be long-lasting, say Australian researchers.

Their study looked at cerebral and cognitive changes in 100 young type 1 diabetes patients (6-18 years) both with and without DKA at diagnosis.

Although mild alterations in brain function and chemistry are generally thought to normalise with metabolic stabilisation in