Board Review Questions of the Week – Pediatric Diabetes Mellitus

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This week’s free board review question…


An 8-year-old girl with new-onset diabetes is admitted to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). She is treated appropriately; the DKA is resolved, and she is discharged home on long-acting insulin once a day and short-acting insulin with each meal. After 2 weeks on this regimen, she has a hypoglycemic seizure.

Which of the following represents a possible explanation for this event?

Answer Options

incorrect diagnosis of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DM)
dawn phenomenon
sepsis
honeymoon phenomenon

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