About 20.2% of adults with type 1 diabetes hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were readmitted within 30 days. Those who are readmitted were twice as likely to die during the second hospitalization. The readmission length of stay averaged one day longer than the initial hospitalization. DKA can occur from insufficient insulin medicine or from an infection. When severe, DKA can require hospitalization for fluid replacement and insulin therapy. Readmissions were 14% higher for women than men. Other risk factors for DKA readmission included anemia (42% higher risk), high blood pressure (28% higher risk), and chronic kidney disease (13% higher . . .
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