Tag: DKA

A “SWEET” SAVE!

A young woman’s life was truly saved by the one and only… Dr. Molly Cutright! A 28 year-old woman with no past medical history was brought in by EMS for altered mental status. EMS reported that the patient had “belly…

Staten Island Corner: VBG for DKA?

Welcome to this month’s edition of Staten Island Corner.  The motivation for this comes from a common question that I am sure all of you have had at one point or another.  The other day during a shift there was…

Wednesday Wrap-Up: Pediatric DKA 4/4/2012

Pediatric Conference 4/4/12 Follow Up: DKA Management Clinical Pearls   DKA in Pediatrics: DKA occurs when there is a disruption in the balance between insulin and counter-regulatory hormones secondary to a deficiency in circulating insulin. The resulting state is hyperglycemia,…