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Old 01-21-2011
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Question DKA triggers

Infection, trauma, surgery are some conditions that trigger DKA.

Why is it so?

I read some where anything that increase need of insulin can trigger DKA in a patient with severe insulin impairment.
but as far as i know infection, surgery, trauma,,,all are stress conditions and stress hormones should go up NOT insulin.
please help me figure out this
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