EM Pulse Podcast™

EM Pulse Podcast™

Glucose = Brain

October 03, 2020

A new PECARN study found just a single episode of moderate-severe DKA impacts cognition! This game changing article challenges what we thought about glucose and the brain and really makes a case for aggressive DKA treatment and glucose control!

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Nicole Glaser, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at UC Davis

Dr. Simmona can you help meGhetti (@sghetti1) Professor Department of Psychology and Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis



Ghetti S, Kuppermann N, Rewers A, Myers SR, Schunk JE, Stoner MJ, Garro A, Quayle KS, Brown KM, Trainor JL, Tzimenatos L, DePiero AD, McManemy JK, Nigrovic LE, Kwok MY, Perry CS 3rd, Olsen CS, Casper TC, Glaser NS; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) DKA FLUID Study Group. Cognitive Function Following Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children With New-Onset or Previously Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2020 Sep 22:dc200187. doi: 10.2337/dc20-0187. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32962981.

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.