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1

What is Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

life threatening conditon w/ high blood glucose levels and ketones in the blood and urine

HAS A RAPID ONSET

2

What are risk factors of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

-infection
-untreated/undiagnosed type 1 DM
-missed insulin dose
-stress/illness

3

S/S of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

same as hyperglycemia symptoms

4

Cardiovascular symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

hypotension

-weakness
-headache

5

What will ABG be in a patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Metabolic acidosis

6

What electrolyte imbalance will occur in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

-hyperkalemia, monitor for this