Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the most frequent hyperglycaemic acute diabetic complication. Furthermore it carries a significant risk of death, which can be prevented by early and effective management. All physicians, irrespective of the discipline they are working in and whether in primary, secondary or tertiary care institutions, should be able to recognise DKA early and initiate management immediately.
South African Family Practice Vol. 50 (1) 2008: pp. 35-39