Am J Ther 2016 Nov/Dec;23(6):e1944-e1945
1Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D., School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, MN; and 3Department of Cardiology, Michigan State University, Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.
Atypical antipsychotics are very widely used for various psychiatric ailments because of their less extrapyramidal side effects. Various reports of disturbances in glucose metabolism in the form of new onset diabetes mellitus, exacerbation of preexisting diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, acute pancreatitis, and increased adiposity have been reported. We present a case of new onset diabetic ketoacidosis in a patient without a history of glucose intolerance who was being treated with olanzapine for bipolar disorder. Read More