ABC, VS, level of dehydration; Mental status, neuro exam, GCS; Risk for cerebral edema; CR monitor, VS q 15 min, I/O q 1 hr; Start DKA Flow Sheet. IV Access. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) though preventable remains a frequent and life written and accompanied by a practical and easy to follow flow chart to be used in. Diabetic. Ketoacidosis. DKA. Resource Folder. May by Eva Elisabeth Oakes, RN, and Dr. Louise Cole, Senior Staff Specialist.

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The protocol and accompanying documents can be downloaded in a single document, the DKA Protocol Toolkitor as individual documents: A decreased level of consciousness may lead to an unprotected airway and compromised breathing.

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis – – American Family Physician

The therapeutic goals for diabetic ketoacidosis consist of improving circulatory volume and tissue perfusion, reducing blood glucose and serum osmolality toward normal levels, clearing ketones from serum and urine at a steady rate, correcting electrolyte imbalances and identifying precipitating factors.


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The laboratory tests needed to confirm the presence of diabetic ketoacidosis and to screen for precipitating events are summarized in Table 1 4 and Figure 2. Diabetic ketoacidosis Acta Paediatr Suppl.

Acidosis Management Acidosis is only actively managed by administering bicarbonate if the pH is less than 7. Although it is not monitored routinely during treatment, the beta-hydroxybutyrate level usually is less than 1.

Diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, lactic acidosis and hyperglycemia. The replacement of insulin is the cornerstone of rectifying DKA as it allows the uptake of glucose as an energy source, thereby reducing hyperglycaemia and stopping the pathophysiology of gluconeogenesis. Atypical antipsychotic agents 12 Corticosteroids 13 FK 14 Glucagon 15 Interferon 16 Sympathomimetic agents including albuterol Ventolindopamine Intropindobutamine Dobutrexterbutaline Bricanyl17 and ritodrine Yutopar Patients with known diabetes can typically be given the dosage they were receiving before the onset of diabetic ketoacidosis.

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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Prospective studies have indicated no clinical benefit for phosphate replacement in the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, and excessive phosphate replacement may contribute to hypocalcemia and soft tissue metastatic calcification. Risk factors for adolescent type 2 diabetes are hypertension and acanthosis nigricans. A typical regimen is two thirds of the total daily dosage before breakfast and one third of the total daily dosage before dinner, with the insulin doses consisting of two-thirds NPH intermediate-acting insulin and one-third regular short-acting insulin.


C 3 Cerebral edema is less common in adults than in children, and there are no studies in adults to report.

He is also associate professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Medicine, where he attended medical school and completed residency training.

Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. If the serum potassium is flowshret than 3. The use of phosphate for this purpose reduces the chloride load that might contribute to hyperchloremic acidosis and decreases the likelihood that the patient will develop severe hypophosphatemia during insulin therapy.

Home monitoring of ketones or beta-hydroxybutyrate. The aim is to discharge the patient with sufficient education to prevent re-admission with DKA in the future.

Fluid intake should be modified based on urinary output. Regular insulin should be used intravenously.

New-onset diabetes and ketoacidosis with atypical antipsychotics. There were no significant differences in outcomes between the aspart and intravenous insulin regimens.

Phosphate therapy in diabetic ketoacidosis. Omission of insulin or inadequate insulin.