From Marion, Ohio, USA:
Recently, I have been hospitalized twice for DKA and both times I was put in the ICU because when ever I moved, my heart rhythm would go all over the chart. Is that a normal side effect of DKA? Could there be damage done to my heart?
There is not likely any damage to your heart, but you should ask your doctor specifically. The real question is: Why you needed to be hospitalized for DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis] twice? You should also go back to your diabetes team and learn how to monitor and adjust insulin, what fluids to take, etc., and how to use sick day management guidelines so that this does not happen again. DKA should be avoidable in virtually all instances with proper recognition, frequent monitoring and home management.
Original posting 18 Jan 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
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