Paediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Author: Richard Freeman, April Donne / Editor: John Scanlon, Richard Freeman / Reviewer: Jon Bailey / Codes: Published: 10/06/2021


This session will explore the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in young people with relevance to the published evidence and national guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the clinical & biochemical features of paediatric diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Understand the underlying pathophysiology
  • Identify the known risk factors
  • Commence initial management in the emergency department
  • Understand the principles that govern subsequent management
  • Identify & avoid potential complications
  • Identify & manage cases of suspected cerebral oedema


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