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Most Recent Articles For: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 8th, 2012
I. Pathology a. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body cannot metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins because of a lack of, or ineffective use of, the hormone insulin. b. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening emergency caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin. II. Classification a. Three primary types that are ...

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