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Study ties DKA to cognitive decline in pediatric T1D

Children and adolescents newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who had a single episode of moderate or severe diabetic ketoacidosis experienced subtle memory declines, according to a study in Diabetes Care. The findings, based on data from 758 participants, also revealed that repeated DKA episodes among children with known type 1 diabetes were tied to sizable declines in intelligence quotient, indicating that DKA effects may be heightened in children with chronic exposure to hyperglycemia.

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