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Diabetic Emergencies | DKA | Hyperglycemia

Diabetic Ketoacidosis – DKA: diabetic person has inadequate insulin circulating to control blood sugar levels. Also there‚Äôs excess epinephrine and glucagons present. Blood sugar level rises, fatty tissue breaks down forming ketones and ketoacids >>> changes blood acid/base balance >>>frequent urination >>>dehydration >>>loss of body chemicals (potassium) >>> chain of events leads downhill. Takes longer/more […]

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