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Clinical Management Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Abstract: Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a medical emergency where rapid and effective management is necessary to aid prompt recovery and to prevent life threatening complications such as: cerebral oedema, hypokalaemia, hypo/hyper-glycaemia and hypovolaemia. It requires effective co-operation between the emergency department (ED), general medical team and endocrinology team members. Within the past 4 years, a new national guideline regarding the management of DKA has been used by the majority of hospitals in the United Kingdom (1). One of many points in these guidelines is that a fixed rate of iv insulin infusion with appropriate rate of iv fluids (normal saline and 10% of glucose) is preferable to variable insulin infusion. The new guidelines describe clearly each step of DKA management. This audit investigated the management of DKA at Medway Hospital to see if national and local hospital guidelines were being adhered to. Aims and Objectives: Multiple steps of clinical management of DKA were examined, including: recognition of DKA, initiation of treatment, the occurrence of hypoglycaemia and hypokalaemia, blood glucose and ketones monitoring, venous blood gases monitor Continue reading >>

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  1. Courtney Schumacher

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    Why does Ketoacidosis cause coma? How is it treated?




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    I’m assuming that you do know that ketoacidosis does not have to mean that you have high blood sugar. It means that you have a high level of ketones in your blood, which are usually by-products of your body trying to break down fatty acids for fuel it’s not getting from your food intake.
    It is usually treated with fluids, electrolytes, and insulin. It is much more common in those with type 1 diabetes then type 2, but it can still occur.

    You can look up more specific information on diabetes at the Mayo Clinic site.

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