Mnemonics for Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): Definition, Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is an important topic for medical exams.
Remember the salient points in DKA using these four mnemonics.


D ->Diabetes

K-> Keto

A ->Acidosis


D ->Dehydration

K ->ketonemia \ kussmaul breathing

A ->Acidosis


D ->decrease in (bicarbonate , sodium ) levels

K->ketones in blood

A ->amylase elevation


D ->dehydration therapy (fluids)

K ->(k+) “potassium”

A ->Addition of bicarbonate if PH<7.1

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