Font Size
A
A
A
...
9
...

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (cont.)

Prevention

Actions a person with diabetes can take to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis include:

  • close monitoring and control of blood sugars, especially during times of infection, stress, trauma, or other serious illness;

  • taking extra insulin injections or other diabetes medications on time as directed by your health care practitioner; and

  • contacting health care practitioner or seeking medical attention promptly as needed.

Must Read Articles Related to Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Electrolytes
Electrolytes Electrolyes including sodium, potassium, and magnesium, are chemicals that help the cells and organs of the body function. Electrolyte imbalance can result from...learn more >>
High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)
High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is when the body's blood sugar rises. Blood sugar levels can be measured using a blood glucose meter. Diabetes mellitus is a co...learn more >>
Shock
Shock Medical shock occurs from many illnesses, conditions, or trauma. Types of shock include hypovolemic, hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, hypoglycemic, hypergl...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Diabetic Ketoacidosis:

Diabetic Ketoacidosis - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with diabetic ketoacidosis?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Diabetic Ketoacidosis »

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute, major, life-threatening complication of diabetes.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary