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Has your medical team provided you with education about DKA?

 
     

Yes

 
 

55%

 

10

 
     

No

 
 

27%

 

5

 
     

I don't know or can't recall

 
 

16%

 

3

 
     

I don't know what DKA is

 
 

0%

     


Total votes: 18

Has your medical team provided you with education about DKA?

Poll dates: October 31 - November 7, 2018
Total Votes: 18

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) results from a profound lack of insulin and is a medical emergency. For people with type 1 diabetes, DKA can result from interruptions in insulin delivery or not taking enough (or any) insulin, causing the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. Burning fat produces ketones. High levels of ketones cause the blood to become more acidic. DKA is usually accompanied by high blood sugar levels, but people who are taking SGLT-2 inhibitors can experience DKA with blood sugars that are in the normal range.

Everyone with type 1 diabetes should understand DKA and be trained on how to check for ketones. Based on this poll, just over half of our readers have been provided with education about DKA by their diabetes care team.

For more information, see our page about Hyperglycemia and Ketone Testing and DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones from the American Diabetes Association.

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Last Updated: Wednesday November 07, 2018 17:19:01
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