Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Explained Clearly – Diabetes Complications

Understand Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) with this clear explanation from Dr. Seheult of

This is video 1 of 2 on diabetic ketoacidosis (pathophysiology and signs of diabetic ketoacidosis / DKA):

0:08 DKA stats
0:47 DKA – cellular anatomy
1:00 mitochondria
1:48 beta-oxidation
2:30 insulin function
3:08 pyruvate
3:19 diabetes mellitus type 1
3:26 diabetes mellitus type 2
4:48 ketone bodies (acetone, acetoacetate, b-hydroxybutyrate)
6:09 carboxylic acid
6:23 conjugate base (anion gap acidosis)
7:38 beta-oxidation
8:17 DKA review
8:57 diabetic ketoacidosis – hyperkalemia
9:37 diabetic ketoacidosis – dehydration
9:50 osmotic diuresis
10:10 dehydration
10:27 diabetic ketoacidosis – potassium effects
11:04 diabetic ketoacidosis – Cr elevation / renal failure
11:30 anion gap metabolic acidosis
12:09 measuring ketone bodies (serum ketones, b-hydroxybutyrate)

Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Clinical and Exam Preparation Instructor
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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