The progress of a young woman presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis is described. She was managed as for a new presentation of type 1 diabetes, but was subsequently diagnosed with acromegaly due to a large pituitary tumour. Following treatment for this, and relative normalisation of growth hormone levels, she was able to stop insulin completely. Subsequently, an oral glucose tolerance test showed no evidence of abnormal glucose tolerance and she remains non-diabetic.
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