Lipemic Serum in a Toddler with New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus Presenting with Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • Muhammad Waseem Department of Emergency Medicine Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center 234 East 149th Street Bronx, New York 10451 USA Phone 718-579-6010 Fax 718-579-4822
  • Swati Dave-Sharma
  • Lin Lin Kin
  • Fernando Jara
Keywords: Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperlipidemias, Hypertriglyceridemia


Context Significant hyperlipidemia causing lipemic serum in patients with poorly controlled diabetes is under-reported in children. The recognition of the severe hyperlipidemia is important for proper management and to prevent associated morbidities. Severe hyperlipidemia in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis should be considered. Case report In this case we report a 2-year-old girl with new onset type 1 diabetes mellitus, who presented with severe diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia was resolved with hydration and insulin therapy. Conclusion It is important to diagnose hyperlipidemia by checking serum lipid profile for all pediatric patients presenting with hyperglycemic crisis to prevent morbidities.


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Lipemic appearance of blood sample
How to Cite
WaseemM., Dave-SharmaS., KinL., & JaraF. (2012). Lipemic Serum in a Toddler with New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus Presenting with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, 13(1), 73-75.