Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 11, November 2010

Failure to diagnose: diabetic ketoacidosis

Sara Bird
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A recent coronial inquest examined the death of a patient, 17 years of age, from fulminant diabetic ketoacidosis.1 The patient’s presentation with diabetic ketoacidosis was the first manifestation of the onset of type 1 diabetes. This article examines the Coroner’s findings and recommendations.

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