Jennifer F. Wilson
Infection (for example, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, sepsis)
Medications (such as corticosteroids)
Acute gastrointestinal disease (for example, pancreatitis, obstruction, mesenteric thrombosis)
Feeling sick or have had a fever for a couple of days and not getting better
Vomiting or having diarrhea for more than 6 hours
Check blood sugars at least every 4 hours, but, when changing quickly, check more often
Check urine or blood ketones
Modify usual insulin regimen according to a plan developed by the diabetes physician or team
Maintain adequate food and fluid intake. If poor appetite:...
Wilson JF. Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Ann Intern Med. 2010;152:ITC1–1. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-1-201001050-01001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(1):ITC1-1.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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