diabetic ketoacidosis

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Heart rate was found to be increased at the time of DKA and DK in all patients.
Dai Williams, national director of Diabetes UK Cymru, said: "Type 1 diabetes can be life-threatening if not diagnosed swiftly and safely, and one in five children in Wales are in DKA when they are diagnosed.
These were driven by long wait times for intravenous fluids, by waiting for endocrinology consults, and by providers not being familiar with the DKA order sets.
Glycaemic values in DKA normally do not exceed 33 mmol/L.
With medical management, the anion gap closed, DKA resolved, and patient was weaned off the insulin infusion.
Pitchumoni, "Association of diabetic ketoacidosis and acute pancreatitis: observations in 100 consecutive episodes of DKA," The American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Work by Abdullah, (1989) revealed that 55% of the patients presented with DKA.31 The frequency and mode of presentation in the lethal condition of DKA reported in the literature is variable from 10 to 80%.32 About quarter (27.3%) of T1DM of our sample population presented with DKA and 32% of established type 1 patients ended in DKA.
E.'s initial presentation indicated DKA due to suspected insulin pump dysfunction.
Between 10 and 70 per cent of these diagnosed children present in DKA, a metabolic derangement characterised by the triad of hyperglycaemia, acidosis, and ketonuria.
The incidence of DKA at diabetes onset may be due to parents' unawareness of symptoms of hyperglycaemia.