Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Serious Complication


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Which of the following indicates that a patient is in a state of acidosis?

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1. Which correctly describes ketosis and ketoacidosis?

2. Which of the following does not contribute to the polyuria present in diabetic ketoacidosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the symptoms, effects, and causes of diabetic ketoacidosis? These are among the topics you will need to be familiar with to answer the questions presented in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The pH level in the blood that indicates acidosis
  • The ability to describe ketosis and ketoacidosis
  • What doesn't bring about polyuria in diabetic ketoacidosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw out the most important information regarding symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the phrase used to describe the hyperventilation present in some people with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a treatment that isn't approved for diabetic ketoacidosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, have a look at the lesson called Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Serious Complication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what diabetic ketoacidosis and acidosis are
  • Identify the causes of ketoacidosis
  • Discuss what diabetes is and how it affects the body
  • Detail the process by which the body breaks down fat into an acidic biochemical called ketones
  • Provide details about how the body attempts to dispel ketones and acetone
  • Relay how diabetic ketoacidosis is treated