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Editor’s Desk: Insulin for DKA – Not always a good choice!

May 21, 2012
 

Every time we hear of a patient with DKA we think “Trip to the Emergency Room,” and “Insulin Drip Immediately.” However starting insulin without doing certain labs first can make things worse not better. This week’s Disaster Averted points out why not doing these labs can do worse harm than withholding insulin.

Our Homerun Slides again give you knowledge on how to help your patients, and our Clinical Text from Joslin Diabetes Center gives you the tools you need to properly diagnose diabetes.