All of the following contribute to the development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) EXCEPT:A. Insulin deficiency
Correct Answer: C
DKA results from insulin deficiency and increased levels of glucagon. In addition, there is increased secretion of catecholamines, cortisol, and growth hormone, which counteract the action of any residual insulin. Absolute insulin deficiency results in increased lipolysis resulting in increased free fatty acids that are oxidized to ketone bodies in the liver. Increased levels of catecholamines, cortisol, and growth hormone result in increased gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, and hyperglycemia.