41 PEADS DKA

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

DKA is categorised by the severity of acidosis:

  • Mild (venous pH <7.3, bicarbonate <15 mmol/L)
  • Moderate (venous pH <7.2, bicarbonate <10 mmol/L)
  • Severe (venous pH <7.1, bicarbonate <5 mmol/L

Reference

  1. Ismail, H.I.H.M., Ibrahim, H.M., Ng, H.P., Kesihatan, M.K. and Thomas, T. (2019) Paediatric Protocols for Malaysian Hospitals. 4th Edition, Ministry of Health, Putrajaya.