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