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Which of the following assessment findings would indicate to the nurse that a clients diabetic ketoacidosis is deteriorating?

This question is part of Fluids and Electrolytes NCLEX practice questions
Asked by Tgerdel, Last updated: Mar 24, 2019

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Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson

Answered on Mar 24, 2019

Bicarbonates rising is a sign that patient is recovering from acidosis

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tgerdel

Tgerdel

Answered on Sep 11, 2018

Deep tendon reflexes decreasing from +2 to +1

A decrease in deep tendon reflexes is a sign that pH is dropping and that metabolic acidosis is worsening to diabetic ketoacidosis. An increase in bicarbonate would indicate that the acidosis is being corrected. A urine pH less than 6 indicates the kidneys are excreting acid. Serum potassium levels are expected to fall because acidosis is corrected and potassium moves back into the intracellular space.
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