Join us as we go through this “sweet” episode on diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) causes, presentation, and management, while learning a fun UC Davis hospital historical fact!
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This episode was written by Dr. Tammy Yau and Dr. Lidia Park with content support from Dr. Nicole Glaser, Dr. Lena van der List, and Dr. Su-Ting Li. Drs. Tammy and Lidia take full responsibility for any errors or misinformation.
-DKA presents with hyperglycemia, ketosis, and anion gap metabolic acidosis, which if severe can cause cerebral edema and CNS dysfunction
-Initial management includes fluid resuscitation and IV insulin
-Learn about the 2 bag system for DKA
-There is a rule to correct for hyponatremia in hyperglycemia
-Learn about how to manage potassium, bicarbonate, and phosphorus in DKA
Pediatrics in Review 2019 DKA: https://publications.aap.org/pediatricsinreview/article-abstract/40/8/412/35321/Diabetic-Ketoacidosis?redirectedFrom=fulltext