Objective: To determine the frequency of hypomagnesaemia in patients presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at Medical Unit-IV, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore from February 15, 2017 to August 16, 2018. A total of 265 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis with age between 15 to 50 year and both gender were included in the study. Patients were inquired for their demographics which include age, gender and address. Magnesium level was measured within 10 hours of presentation.
Results: Out of 265 patients, 143(54%) were male. Mean age of patients was 20.06±4.13 years. Mean duration of disease was 3.96±2.51 years. Hypomagnesemia was found in 157(59.2%) patients.
Conclusion: A high frequency of hypomagnesemia was noted during treatment in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Key words: Hypomagnesaemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Diabetes Mellitus.