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Old 01-21-2011
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I think that Dr Z is making the point that insulin is also important as a counterregulatory hormone opposing glucagon. DKA is not so much from hyperglycemia or lack of insulin; rather, from the body being too long under the influence of glucagon: release of FFA's, beta-oxidation & production of ketone bodies -> eventual ketoacidosis.
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