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Re: [IP] How is DKA treated?
This is Missi, Mom to Rachel (4). Since diagnosis, and she wasn't sick at
diagnosis, Rachel has experienced DKA twice. Once at 1 year and again this
past May, 27 months. The first time she was placed in the hospital for
three days and was given insulin injections frequently and monitored
closely. I don't remember if she had an IV. This past May she was in ICU
for two days and on the ward for 1 day. She had 4 IV's going...1 saline, 1
insulin, 1 glucose and the other hmmm... I don't remember. This continued
with venuses gases every two hours and BG checks then too. Once she was
well enough, we were able to reconnect her pump and she left ICU for a
regular room. She was in moderate DKA, but nearly unconcious, so she
didn't fight anything. It is a very scary situation and one in which the
parents feel helpless. Ours was complicated by our oldest daughter (my
step daughter) telling everyone that I did this to my child on purpose. I
feel very deeply for Colby's family as I understand what is going through
their minds. Hope this helps out some.
Also, Yermichael just recently posted this about management of DKA.
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Subject: [IP] Current Standards for Managing Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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Mom to Rachel and Blossom, 4 today!
At 03:59 PM 7/9/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Just curious after reading about Colby - luckily, we've never had to deal
>with DKA, so please educate me! I just assumed that treatment would be
>to give insulin to bring down the blood sugar, then it would be over.
>But obviously, not so......
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