Flashcards on Diabetic Ketoacidosis Therapeutics

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What is the first-line treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis?

Fluid replacement with normal saline

Which type of insulin is commonly used in the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis?

Regular insulin

What electrolyte abnormalities are frequently seen in diabetic ketoacidosis and require correction?

Potassium and Phosphate

What intravenous administration is often recommended for patients with severe diabetic ketoacidosis?

Bicarbonate

What is the purpose of administering insulin in diabetic ketoacidosis management?

To reduce blood glucose levels and promote glucose utilization

Why is it important to monitor blood glucose and ketone levels closely during treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis?

To assess response to therapy and prevent complications

What is the role of continuous intravenous insulin infusion in diabetic ketoacidosis management?

Helps maintain stable and controlled reduction of glucose levels

Why is fluid replacement with normal saline essential in the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis?

To correct dehydration and improve intravascular volume

What is the recommended rate of insulin infusion during the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis?

0.1 units/kg/hour

What other medical conditions should be assessed and managed concurrently with diabetic ketoacidosis treatment?

Infection, heart failure, and electrolyte imbalances

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Which electrolyte abnormalities are frequently seen in diabetic ketoacidosis and require correction?



What is the primary purpose of administering insulin in diabetic ketoacidosis management?



Why is fluid replacement with normal saline essential in the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis?



What is the recommended rate of insulin infusion during the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis?



What is the role of continuous intravenous insulin infusion in diabetic ketoacidosis management?



What intravenous administration is often recommended for patients with severe diabetic ketoacidosis?



What other medical conditions should be assessed and managed concurrently with diabetic ketoacidosis treatment?



Why is it important to monitor blood glucose and ketone levels closely during treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis?



What is the purpose of administering insulin in diabetic ketoacidosis management?



What electrolyte abnormalities are frequently seen in diabetic ketoacidosis and require correction?




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