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.

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