Title

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Review and Update

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2013

Abstract

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) remains a significant complication of diabetes in both the United States and around the world. Diabetic ketoacidosis remains a significant complication of diabetes in both the United States and worldwide with its associated high rates of hospital admissions. Therefore, it becomes vital that the healthcare professional be able to manage the hyperglycemic crises associated with diabetes. Moreover, with increasing healthcare costs and a changing healthcare system, prevention of diabetic ketoacidosis remains essential. Though management of diabetic ketoacidosis has followed a set algorithm for many years, there are exciting management alternatives on the horizon such as subcutaneous insulin administration for uncomplicated DKA patients. By understanding DKA, including its pathogenesis, presentation, treatment, and prevention, admissions may be decreased and length of stay shortene

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

10

Last Page

17

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Hematology-Medical Oncology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article