Diabetic ketoacidosis: update on management

Clin Med (Lond). 2019 Sep;19(5):396-398. doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2019-0284.


Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is not a rare presentation to hospital, despite being an entirely preventable condition. A concerning number of people also develop DKA while already in hospital. Management of DKA has changed in the last decade, and national guidelines introduced, to help standardise care, spread best practice, and reduce mortality and morbidity.

Keywords: diabetic ketoacidosis; type 1 diabetes.

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis* / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis* / etiology
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis* / prevention & control
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic