Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Youth

This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, MD, EMS, APP) provides a review of the clinical pathways for the diagnosis and treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis in children. The course includes a discussion of the etiology of type 1 diabetes, a review of the diabetic ketoacidosis signs and symptoms, as well as potential complications during treatment of pediatric patients. 

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Physicians, EMS

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to management of diabetic ketoacidosis in order to provide current, evidence-based care to pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the etiology of type 1 diabetes in children and the differences from type 2 diabetes 
  • Review the signs and symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in children with and without the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes 
  • Describe the basic treatment of DKA and the potential complications during treatment of DKA 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Faculty Presenter:
Taylor Triolo, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado
Attending Physician, Endocrinology
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Peer Reviewer:
Erin Cobry, MD
Assistant Professor
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes 
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Erin Cobry, a peer reviewer for this educational activity, was a speaker and advisory board member for Dexcom Inc.
All other planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate
Complete this course and the evaluation. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.