Main Article Content
Material and Methods: This study was performed on 87 patients who were admitted with the diagnosis of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). A comparison was made of the standards of DKA management before and following the introduction of local guidelines and after the establishment of the medical HDU (High dependency unit)
Results: Before starting the study our hypothesis was that ''There should be gross improvement in the way these patients were managed after establishment of the guidelines and HDU''. In our study this was not confirmed. We found important areas where proper management was lacking.
Conclusion: The introduction of guidelines and the availability of a medical HDU had little influence on the management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Fluid electrolyte management remained sub optimal and areas of concern.
Work published in JPMI is licensed under a
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.