Diabetic Ketoacidosis (cont.)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis Treatment
Self-Care at Home
Home care is generally directed toward preventing diabetic ketoacidosis and treating moderately
to elevated to high levels of blood sugar.
- If you have type 1 diabetes, you should monitor your blood sugars
as instructed by your health care practitioner. Check these levels more often if you feel ill, if you are fighting an infection, or if you have had a recent illness or injury.
- Your health care practitioner may recommend treating moderate elevations in blood sugar with additional injections of a short-acting form of insulin.
Working with their health care practitioner, people with diabetes should have previously arranged a regimen of extra insulin injections
and more frequent blood glucose and urinary ketone monitoring for home treatment
as blood sugar levels begin to rise.
- Be alert for signs of infection and keep yourself well hydrated by drinking
sugar free fluids throughout the day.
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