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18: It’s Not About the Glucose… Talking Through Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Guest Christian Guzman Critical Care APRN

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18: It’s Not About the Glucose… Talking Through Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Guest Christian Guzman Critical Care APRN

March 23, 2022

18: It’s Not About the Glucose… Talking Through Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Guest Christian Guzman Critical Care APRN

DKA is so complicated… especially when the patient presents with a normal blood glucose! This case really sets the stage for explaining all of the dangerous aspects of DKA and the multifactorial approach to treating it. Christian and Sarah discuss the pathophysiology… down to the cellular level… of what’s happening when patients go into DKA, some of the tests used to diagnose DKA like ABGs, and the delicate balance of fluid status and electrolytes that must be maintained when correcting this metabolic acidosis.

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