Briefs: Gimme a D! Gimme a K! Gimme an A! What’s that spell?

Here's a quick review of the general management principles for DKA. Fill the tank This begins with a 10ml/kg 0.9%NS bolus. This accomplishes the following: Restores circulation Increases glucose uptake in the periphery Increases glomerular filtration Reverses the mounting acidosis In many cases blood glucose rapidly declines following initial [...]

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