Why do doctors increase the dose of insulin in a dm patient when he/she is vomiting?
Jul 25, '12
With diabetic patients, DKA has predominant symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Priority would be to control the blood sugar due to the high risk of DKA developing. The body's defenses will cause the blood sugar level to rise due to n/v and dehydration. As the blood sugar continues to rise, the more resistant the body becomes to insulin.
Last edit by little1rn10 on Jul 25, '12
: Reason: Resource: Mayoclinic.com