I am a nurse, currently caring for a patient, male, 20 years old, who has been
living with Type 1 diabetes for more than 18 years. He was admitted with diabetic ketoacidosis. What measures should I take concerning nursing interventions and treatment regimen for this patient while he is in my care?
I would review sick day management to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis.
ketoacidosis in an already diagnosed patient is usually preventable. It is
caused by lack of insulin and the physiologic changes that result. Either
insulin was not given, or an illness or stress occurred without your patient
recognizing that he needed more insulin and fluids.
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Original posting 23 May 1998
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