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Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute and serious metabolic complication of type 1 diabetes. Caused by severe insulin deficiency leading to hyperglycaemia, DKA is...

Managing diabetic ketoacidosis

04 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common life-threatening complication, which usually occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it may also occur in those with type 2...

Managing diabetic ketoacidosis

28 April 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common life-threatening complication, which usually occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it may also occur in those with type 2...

An overview of diabetic ketoacidosis in children

02 February 2011

Paediatric Nursing

General

Identifying the causation and development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) helps in understanding the signs, symptoms, care and complications of cerebral oedema. Its...

Recognition and nursing management of diabetes in children

Emergency Nurse

evidence & practice

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in children, characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia resulting from an absolute insulin deficiency. It can present in various...

Pre and post-operative needs of patients with diabetes

15 August 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

The incidence of diabetes is rising rapidly and individuals with the condition often have complex comorbidities, which may increase the need for surgical procedures...