Natural Science Module DKA

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.

Jasper Carrott


Welcome to this educational module on diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This module can be a stand-alone lesson but it is ideally paired with the Exploring Medicine Renal – Acid/Base module for a broader learning experience. For pre-medical students looking for a natural science competency, one of the core competencies for students applying to medical school, there are many ways within this module to tie your knowledge of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry to principles human disease. For those simply wanting to understand the pathophysiology of DKA and the rationale for various treatments and monitoring, this module is designed for you as well. As with all Exploring Medicine educational modules, this will be an exercise in scenario based learning; meaning, you will be diagnosing and treating someone who really presented like this person.

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