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Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes that results from absolute or relative insulin deficiency. It can be triggered by missed insulin doses, infection or other stressors such as trauma and myocardial infarction. DKA is a syndrome of hyperglycaemia, hyperketonaemia, high anion gap metabolic acidosis, severe dehydration and electrolyte depletion. Treatment consists of addressing the trigger, and insulin, fluid and electrolyte replacement. Several unresolved questions relating to route, dose, type and rate of insulin and fluid administration persist.
Critical Care Doctors
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