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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a type of diabetes disease that occurs when the human body produces too much glucose and other molecular acids called ketones. Just like most diabetic diseases, patients usually have low insulin and electrolyte levels in the blood. The disease might end a patient’s life if it is not handled correctly and fast.
The medical staff and nurses assigned to patients with the disease must have the technical know-how on how to help the patient from conducting the necessary tests that show if a patient might have the condition. Managing a patient who has the disease be it administering the required insulin dosage to balancing the electrolytes.
A report shows that about four percent of adults worldwide die from the disease although the number is small it is up to the nurses to ensure that they follow all the treatment methods mentioned above to save the lives of people.