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DKA diabetic ketoacidosis nursing management pathophysiology & treatment. DKA is a complication of diabetes mellitus and mainly affects type 1 diabetics. DKA management includes controlling hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acdidosis. Signs & Symptoms include polyuria, polydipsia, hyperglycemia greater than 300 mg/dL, Kussmaul breathing, acetone breath, and ketones in the urine. Typically DKA treatment includes: intravenous fluids, insulin therapy (IV regular insulin), and electrolyte replacement. This video details what the nurse needs to know for the NCLEX exam about diabetic ketoacidosis. I also touch on DKA vs HHS (diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (please see the other video for more details). Quiz on DKA: http://www.registerednursern.com/diab... Lecture Notes for this video: http://www.registerednursern.com/diab... Diabetes NCLEX Review Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Nursing School Supplies: http://www.registerednursern.com/the-... Nursing Job Search: http://www.registerednursern.com/nurs... Visit our website RegisteredNurseRN.com for free quizzes, nursing care plans, salary

What Are Symptoms Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (dka)?

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) often gives plenty of warning before it happens, but it can also occur with little warning. If you regularly check your blood glucose several times during the day, you won’t miss the most important warning signs: high blood glucose and ketones in your urine. Test your urine for ketones whenever your blood glucose is over 300 mg/dl or you feel ill. Signs of DKA include the following: High blood glucose above 240 mg/dl and not falling Classic signs of hyperglycemia: intense thirst, dry mouth, need to urinate frequently Lack of appetite or pains in your stomach Vomiting or nausea Blurry vision Fever or warm, dry, or flushed skin Difficulty breathing Feeling of weakness Sleepiness A fruity odor on your breath If you have high blood glucose, ketones, and dehydration, you can have a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). With severe DKA you might have to go to the hospital or clinic for intravenous fluids and insulin. DKA can become a medical emergency. Besides high blood glucose and ketones, DKA can come with these symptoms: chills, fever deep, labored breathing -- called "Kussmaul respirations" Sweet, fruity-smelling breath Dehydration (dry Continue reading >>

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  1. roshy

    DKA- what was your experience like?

    Hi all, i haven't been here for quite a while but its nice to see some of the same friendly faces!
    So i suffered with DKA back in october and havent felt healthy ever since. The hole experience left me very shaken up and traumatised! after spending 2 days in icu and a futher 3 days in hospital with drips and a urine cathador thigs completely regressed when i finially came home!! i was afraid to eat, i was afraid to leave the house, i didnt trust the meter, i would go extrememly low and and over react! i felt like my body was completely going to fail me. I promised myself i would never let something like that happen again however things are still out of control, im not taking my insulin out of pure lazyness and its basicaly routing now that i dont take the lantus, im not recording the sugar level and i really am falling into a hole which i feel like ill never be able to climb out of!
    The DKA experience was supposed to be a wake up call for me taking control, now its just something which i barely survived and left me confused about what kind of life im capable of living.
    After having type onefor 6 years i always believed controlling and accepting that my life would need to change would get easier, but instead my health is deteriorating as well as my optimism for life, and im only 22!!
    I was wondering what other experiences people may of had with DKA please share !! did you seek
    appropriate help support or advice which you may think might help myself and others??

  2. MAYS

    Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
    First and foremost, DKA is very serious and all diabetics should know the signs and symptoms of such because although it can happen to type 1 diabetics, it also happens to type 2 diabetics.
    You must be very careful and both monitor and manage your glucose level and take your insulin when and in the necessary dosage, here is some information :
    What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) ?
    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy, such as when you have diabetes and do not take enough insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot use sugar for energy. When the cells do not receive sugar, the body begins to break down fat and muscle for energy. When this happens, ketones, or fatty acids, are produced and enter the bloodstream, causing the chemical imbalance (metabolic acidosis) called diabetic ketoacidosis.
    What causes DKA ?
    Ketoacidosis can be caused by not taking enough insulin, having a severe infection or other illness, becoming severely dehydrated, or some combination of these factors. It can occur in people who have little or no insulin in their bodies (mostly people with type 1 diabetes, but it can happen with type 2 diabetes) when their blood sugar levels are high.
    What are the symptoms ?
    Your blood sugar may be quite high before you notice symptoms, which include:
    Flushed, hot, dry skin.
    Blurred vision.
    Feeling thirsty.
    Drowsiness or difficulty waking up. Young children may lack interest in their normal activities.
    Rapid, deep breathing.
    A strong, fruity breath odor.
    Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
    Confusion.
    When diabetic ketoacidosis is severe, you may have difficulty breathing, your brain may swell (cerebral edema), and there is a risk of coma and even death.
    http://diabetes.webmd.com/tc/diabetic-ketoaci...

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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high b

Ketoacidosis

Ketones in the urine, as detected by urine testing stix or a blood ketone testing meter[1], may indicate the beginning of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a dangerous and often quickly fatal condition caused by low insulin levels combined with certain other systemic stresses. DKA can be fixed if caught quickly. Diabetics of all species therefore need to be checked for ketones with urine testing stix, available at any pharmacy, whenever insulin level may be too low, and any of the following signs or triggers are present: Ketone Monitoring Needed: Little or no insulin in last 12 hours High blood sugar over 16 mmol/L or 300 mg/dL (though with low insulin, lower as well...) Dehydration (skin doesn't jump back after pulling a bit gums are tacky or dry)[2] Not eating for over 12 hours due to Inappetance or Fasting Vomiting Lethargy Infection or illness High stress levels Breath smells like acetone (nail-polish remover) or fruit. Note that the triggers and signs are somewhat interchangeable because ketoacidosis is, once begun, a set of vicious circles which will make itself worse. So dehydration, hyperglycemia, fasting, and presence of ketones are not only signs, they're also sometimes trigge Continue reading >>

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  1. roshy

    DKA- what was your experience like?

    Hi all, i haven't been here for quite a while but its nice to see some of the same friendly faces!
    So i suffered with DKA back in october and havent felt healthy ever since. The hole experience left me very shaken up and traumatised! after spending 2 days in icu and a futher 3 days in hospital with drips and a urine cathador thigs completely regressed when i finially came home!! i was afraid to eat, i was afraid to leave the house, i didnt trust the meter, i would go extrememly low and and over react! i felt like my body was completely going to fail me. I promised myself i would never let something like that happen again however things are still out of control, im not taking my insulin out of pure lazyness and its basicaly routing now that i dont take the lantus, im not recording the sugar level and i really am falling into a hole which i feel like ill never be able to climb out of!
    The DKA experience was supposed to be a wake up call for me taking control, now its just something which i barely survived and left me confused about what kind of life im capable of living.
    After having type onefor 6 years i always believed controlling and accepting that my life would need to change would get easier, but instead my health is deteriorating as well as my optimism for life, and im only 22!!
    I was wondering what other experiences people may of had with DKA please share !! did you seek
    appropriate help support or advice which you may think might help myself and others??

  2. MAYS

    Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
    First and foremost, DKA is very serious and all diabetics should know the signs and symptoms of such because although it can happen to type 1 diabetics, it also happens to type 2 diabetics.
    You must be very careful and both monitor and manage your glucose level and take your insulin when and in the necessary dosage, here is some information :
    What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) ?
    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy, such as when you have diabetes and do not take enough insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot use sugar for energy. When the cells do not receive sugar, the body begins to break down fat and muscle for energy. When this happens, ketones, or fatty acids, are produced and enter the bloodstream, causing the chemical imbalance (metabolic acidosis) called diabetic ketoacidosis.
    What causes DKA ?
    Ketoacidosis can be caused by not taking enough insulin, having a severe infection or other illness, becoming severely dehydrated, or some combination of these factors. It can occur in people who have little or no insulin in their bodies (mostly people with type 1 diabetes, but it can happen with type 2 diabetes) when their blood sugar levels are high.
    What are the symptoms ?
    Your blood sugar may be quite high before you notice symptoms, which include:
    Flushed, hot, dry skin.
    Blurred vision.
    Feeling thirsty.
    Drowsiness or difficulty waking up. Young children may lack interest in their normal activities.
    Rapid, deep breathing.
    A strong, fruity breath odor.
    Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
    Confusion.
    When diabetic ketoacidosis is severe, you may have difficulty breathing, your brain may swell (cerebral edema), and there is a risk of coma and even death.
    http://diabetes.webmd.com/tc/diabetic-ketoaci...

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What is KETOACIDOSIS? What does KETOACIDOSIS mean? KETOACIDOSIS meaning - KETOACIDOSIS definition - KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Ketoacidosis is a metabolic state associated with high concentrations of ketone bodies, formed by the breakdown of fatty acids and the deamination of amino acids. The two common ketones produced in humans are acetoacetic acid and ß-hydroxybutyrate. Ketoacidosis is a pathological metabolic state marked by extreme and uncontrolled ketosis. In ketoacidosis, the body fails to adequately regulate ketone production causing such a severe accumulation of keto acids that the pH of the blood is substantially decreased. In extreme cases ketoacidosis can be fatal. Ketoacidosis is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus, when the liver breaks down fat and proteins in response to a perceived need for respiratory substrate. Prolonged alcoholism may lead to alcoholic ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can be smelled on a person's breath. This is due to acetone, a direct by-product of the sp

Diabetes: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

www.CardioSmart.org When you have diabetes (especially type 1 diabetes), you are at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is a dangerous illness that happens when the body does not have enough insulin to use sugar for fuel, and so it breaks down fat and muscle instead. This process breaks down fat into fatty acids, which are turned into another type of acid called ketones. The ketones build up in your blood and change the chemical balance in your body. If not treated, DKA can lead to a coma or even death. DKA can happen if you have little or no insulin in your body and your blood sugar level gets too high. This can happen when you do not take enough insulin or when you have an infection or other illness such as the flu. Being severely dehydrated can also cause it. DKA occurs mostly in people with type 1 diabetes. It occurs less often in people with type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of DKA Symptoms include: • You have flushed, hot, dry skin. • You have a strong, fruity breath odor. • You have loss of appetite, belly pain, and vomiting. • You feel restless. • You have rapid, deep breathing. • You feel confused. • You feel very sleepy, or you hav Continue reading >>

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  1. KinkingPump

    Hi
    A few weeks ago I was admitted to A&E- long story short my sugar was up around 35 as my pump had kinked, I was vomiting up everything. The sugar had been rising for about 12 hours, the first ketone reading I did practically turned the dip stick black, but within 4 hours it was coming back as no ketones (I know how to down water!) and my BS 7.
    I had an easy day the following day and just slept, drank loads of water and then started trying to do "normal" routine stuff the day after that. It took about a week before I was back to normal, I felt crampy and achey, couldn't concetrate on anything and just wanted to sleep! Is there any way of speeding this recovery up? How long does "recovery" take from an episode like this until you feel normal in yourself again? And how do people manage with work- I was getting tellings off for my lack of concentration, I didn't want to go on the sick per se as I didn't feel that I needed to be home in bed, but equally I wasn't capable of performing (I'm an engineer- not a physical labourer, someone who does calculations and lots of sums!)... What should I have done?
    Thanks for any responses, experiences and tips would be really appreciated- I've been diabetic since I was 9 (now 22) and this is the first time I've had real problems (was a teenager with HBAs in the teens on injections, and only been on a pump 9 months with a HBA of 8 now so guessing I'm a lot more sensitive to the highs that I was before!)

  2. SimonClifford

    I kinked mine last night. Was awoken by the pump's blocked-cannula alarm (Aviva Combo), thankfully & nothing untoward had happened.
    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App

  3. Lady_luce_x

    I had DKA just before I went on my pump, which was caused initially by a sickness bug. i was on placement for my university degree at the time. I was in hospital for about 24 hours, and then my mum took me home. I had 3 days off to recover, and like you said mainly just slept and drank water. The week following I felt very crampy and achey, and i think it took a week or so to feel "normal" again. Now if my pump ever messes up (on friday night it disconnected over night) and i ended up with ketones, i recovered without need of A&E but I felt rubbish yesterday (tired, crampy, irritable) and today I'm not feeling 100%. I think once youve had a high level of ketones it takes awhile for your body to recover, they are "poisonous toxins" afterall. Hope you feel better soon

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