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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Treatment


Self-Care: Home care usually includes preventing Diabetic Ketoacidosis and treating moderately elevated high blood sugar. It includes:

  • Monitor your blood sugars at least 3-4 times a day. You should check it more frequently if you feel illness, fever and vomiting sensation
  • If you can see moderate elevations in blood sugar, try to adjust with insulin injections (short-acting form of insulin)
  • Try to identify related signs of infection and keep yourself well hydrated by drinking non-sugary fluids throughout the day

Medical-Care: When ketoacidosis goes on increasing we should immediately seek doctor's help. Treatment involves giving insulin and fluids through a vein and closely monitoring the chemicals in the blood (electrolytes). If the case is critical, it requires admitting the patient in the Intensive Care Unit.

  • Intravenous fluid replacement to reverse the dehydration, and dilute glucose and acid levels. Many liters of fluid is passed, intravenous to correct losses(Potassium is added, if required)
  • Insulin administration to prevent further ketone formation
  • Further test and investigation are carried out depending upon the status of the patient

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by mom Date Added: Thu 04 October, 2007
how is the acidity treated during DKA?? Why or Why not???

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