Diabetic ketoacidosis | Treatment summary | BNF content published by NICE - treatment of dka in adults


Management of adult diabetic ketoacidosis treatment of dka in adults

Start intravenous fluids before insulin therapy.

Potassium level should be > mEq/L before the initiation of insulin therapy (supplement potassium intravenously if needed).

Administer priming insulin bolus at U/kg and initiate continuous insulin infusion at U/kg/h.