Diabetic ketoacidosis hospital admissions rise fivefold

ICU admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) have risen fivefold over the past decade and type 2 diabetes is to blame, Australian and New Zealand researchers say.   

A quarter of patients admitted to ICU were not on insulin, and were more likely to die in hospital compared with those on insulin, according to the study of 8533 patients admitted to 171 ICUs across Australia and New Zealand between 2000-2013.