Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy

Jason A. Parker, Deborah L. Conway

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Abstract

Episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can represent a life-threatening emergency for mother and fetus. The cornerstones of treatment of DKA are aggressive fluid replacement and insulin administration while ascertaining which precipitating factors brought about the current episode of DKA, and then treating accordingly to mitigate those factors. The incidence of DKA and factors unique to pregnancy are discussed in this article, along with the effects of the disease process on pregnancy. Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment modalities are covered in detail to offer ideas to improve maternal and fetal outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-543
Number of pages11
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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