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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) awareness campaign 

November 10, 2020

Queensland children are presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a dangerous complication of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes, at alarming rates. This World Diabetes Day (14 November), we want your help to build awareness for the - know the four signs of type 1 diabetes campaign.

Know the warning signs of type 1 diabetes

Toilet Is your child urinating a lot? Have they started wetting the bed?
Thirsty
– Is your child drinking a lot but is always thirsty?
Tired
Is your child getting plenty of sleep but is still tired?
Thin
– Have they lost weight recently?

If your child has one or more of these symptoms, see your GP immediately and ask for a finger-prick blood glucose test. It’s easy, fast – and could save your child’s life.

Resources

DKA Factsheet | DKA poster A3 | DKA poster A4 | DKA poster (Indigenous)

More information

This DKA prevention project has been developed by Queensland Health’s Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network in partnership with JDRF and Diabetes Australia.

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