Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patient Presented with Insulin Edema Only after Intensive Lifestyle Changes: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature

Aida Al Jabri and Zahra Buali*

Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of the National Guard-Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Zahra Buali 

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Abstract

Insulin edema is considered a rare type of generalized edema that occurs after initiation or intensification of insulin treatment in patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). In this case report, we presented clinically significant edema that resulted in the dramatic and abrupt improvement in glycemic control after intensive improvement in lifestyle in a 13-year-old girl, with DM type 1 who had positive anti-Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (anti-GAD) antibodies. She had poor glycemic control during 2 years of insulin therapy, and lifestyle improvements with no changes to her medications types or doses, she developed generalized body edema, and face puffiness that resolved spontaneously, without any intervention, and only observation of the patient.

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Al Jabri A, Buali Z. A Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patient Presented with Insulin Edema Only after Intensive Lifestyle Changes: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 2047..

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