DKA Pearls

Risk factors: • Infections • Cardiac events • Medications ( such as steroids) Think DKA: • Positive anion gap • Sick patient with diabetes • Patient with sustained nausea and vomiting • New initiation of anti-psychotic medications • High glucose levels Important Labs: • Potassium, potassium, potassium (also phos and magnesium!) • Glucose • Beta … Continue reading DKA Pearls