Diabetic Ketoacidosis

32 year female with type 1 DM presents with fever, cough, nausea, and abdominal cramping. Finger stick on arrival is 357 and she has ketonuria on urine dip. What is the work up? When do you start supplemental potassium? Do you go for IV or subcutaneous insulin?

Take a moment to brush up on the management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Review the differences between IV and subcutaneous regimens. Expand your differential for causes. Know the risks of intubation.… Read more

New Assistant Editor – Neil Young, MD

The WikEM Team, welcomes Dr. Neil Young to the editorial staff as our new Assistant Editor.  His current contributions to the wiki and peer review of existing content has been extensive. He consistently ranks at the top of our contributor list. As we previously described, the WikEM review process requires that all wiki edits must be fact checked by our editorial staff.  We are all excited to have Neil join our team!


Dr. Young started his interest in medicine when after high school he joined the military. He served for over 5 years with the Navy and Marine Corps as a Hospital Corpsman, providing medical care on ship, in hospitals, and in the field. He underwent advance training in combat medicine and military instructorship. His tour in Iraq with an infantry battalion confirmed his desire… Read more