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How is diabetic ketoacidosis treated?

Treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis should occur in a hospital. It involves replacing fluids lost through dehydration and making sure that electrolyte levels, particularly potassium, are maintained at safe levels. Insulin may be given to help reduce blood glucose levels.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Diabetes insipidus

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