Laboratory Data

1. Serum glucose. Confirm rapid strip measurement with an evaluation of serum level.

2. Urinalysis. Obtain urine dipstick analysis for evidence of glucose as well as infection.

3. CBC with differential. Evaluate for infection. If signs and symptoms of infection are present, obtain appropriate cultures (eg, blood and urine).

4. Serum electrolytes. Hyperglycemia can cause an osmotic diuresis and dehydration leading to electrolyte abnormalities.

5. ABGs. Blood pH helps to evaluate degree of acidosis (DKA).

C. Radiographic and Other Studies. If indicated by clinical presentation.

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