Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Vijayakumar Madhava
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Categorization Of Severity
Table 1: Severity of DKA
  Mild Moderate Severe
Dehydration < 5% 5-10% >10%
pH 7.3-7.2 7.2-7.1 < 7.1
Bicarbonate 15-10 mmol/L 10-5 mmol/L < 5 mmol/L


Hyperglycemia: blood glucose > 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/L)
Metabolic acidosis: pH < 7.3; serum bicarbonate < 15 mmol/L
Ketosis: Ketonemia > 3 mmol/l, ketonuria > 2+


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