Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

Diabetes Metab J : Diabetes & Metabolism Journal



Page Path
HOME > Diabetes Metab J > Volume 31(3); 2007 > Article
Case Report A Case of Ketosis-Prone Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Dong Lim Kim, Suk Kyeong Kim, Kee Ho Song
Diabetes & Metabolism Journal 2007;31(3):293-296
Published online: May 1, 2007
  • 18 Download
  • 1 Crossref
  • 0 Scopus
Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Korea.

Ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes (KPD) has been characterized as diabetes with severe insulin deficiency at diagnosis associated with ketosis or ketoacidosis without a precipitating cause. Improvement in beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity by aggressive diabetic management could allow discontinuation of insulin therapy within a few month of therapy. These subjects are usually obese, have a strong family history of diabetes, absence of beta-cell autoimmune markers and lack of human leukocyte antigen genetic association. This clinical presentation has been reported primarily in African and African Americans, but rare in Asian and white person. We recently experienced a case of KPD in Korea and present it with literature review.

  • Cite
    export Copy
    Download Citation
    Download a citation file in RIS format that can be imported by all major citation management software, including EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, and Reference Manager.

    • RIS — For EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, and most other reference management software
    • BibTeX — For JabRef, BibDesk, and other BibTeX-specific software
    • Citation for the content below
    A Case of Ketosis-Prone Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
    Korean Diabetes J. 2007;31(3):293-296.   Published online May 1, 2007
Related articles
Kim DL, Kim SK, Song KH. A Case of Ketosis-Prone Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.. Diabetes Metab J. 2007;31(3):293-296.

Diabetes Metab J : Diabetes & Metabolism Journal