Serum Lipid Levels in Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Diabetic ComaBr Med J 1970; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5714.82 (Published 11 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:82
- P. D. Bewsher,
- J. C. Petrie,
- H. G. J. Worth
Levels of serum lipids were measured in two patients with hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma. Each lipid fraction was raised in a patient with severe hyperglycaemia and the degree of disturbance was less in a patient with moderate hyperglycaemia. The studies suggest that a block in the hepatic uptake of free fatty acids is not the explanation for the lack of ketosis.