A pharmacist's guide to DKA

I work with some incredible people at my job. The other day I came into work and stumbled upon this gem:

How amazing is that? Our wonderful and incredible pharmacists have been updating the board weekly with lovely pharmacology pearls and I was fortunate enough to get their permission to repost the material on my blog-- it seems unfair that only one emergency department is the recipient of their compounded knowledge.

And if you happen to be someone who does not learn from visual stimuli, I made the below fun (and downloadable) crossword puzzle based on the same information.

DKA crossword

DKA crossword key

Go, treat some DKA!


Thanks to Chilla, @ChillaPharmD, for sharing her amazing educational resources

Kitabchi AE, Umpierrez GE, Miles JM, Fisher JN Hyperglycemic Crises in Adult Patients with Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009 Jul;32(7):1335-1343.

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