Once your doctor reviews your symptoms and medical history, he or she will perform a physical examination and order a blood test to measure glucose, ketones, and blood acidity. If the cause of ketoacidosis is not clear, other tests may be performed to identify it, such as a urine test, X-rays, and an electrocardiogram.
Treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis includes the following:
- Intravenous fluid supply.
- Intravenous electrolytes.
- Intravenous insulin administration.
Once stabilized, the causes of the condition will be confirmed and depending on it, your doctor will give you a treatment to follow to prevent recurrences or complications due to infections, heart attack, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, or cerebral edema.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.