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Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse


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

28 April 2010

Nursing Standard


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


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


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

Biological basis of child health 12: the endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

05 July 2021

Nursing Children and Young People


This article, the 12th in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the endocrine system. This system works alongside the nervous system to...

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

11 May 2022

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

It has been recognised that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can potentially trigger the development of type 1 diabetes. Research has also found that pre-existing...

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

06 November 2018

Nursing Standard


Nurses commonly encounter patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus in their practice. Management of these conditions requires an in-depth knowledge of blood...

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

20 May 2019

Nursing Standard


Hyperglycaemia is a defining feature of diabetes mellitus. It involves an elevated level of glucose in the blood, which develops as a result of the body’s inability...

Diabetes mellitus: an overview of the types, symptoms, complications and management

28 October 2021

Nursing Standard


The incidence of diabetes mellitus is rapidly increasing, and this condition often results in significant metabolic disease and severe complications. Nurses have a...