Last Updated : 5/22/2016
Vijayakumar Madhava
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

Criteria for diagnosis
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+


Contributor Information and Disclosures

Vijayakumar Madhava
Additional Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Government Medical College, Kozhikode

First Created : 5/22/2016
Last Updated : 5/22/2016


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