ED Pathway for Evaluation / Treatment of Children with Type 1 DM and Acute Illness

Triage

1 Critical 2 Acute 3 Urgent 4 Urgent 5 Non-Urgent
  • Severe acute alteration in mental status

  • Cardiorespiratory compromise

  • Change in mental status with
    2 or more:
    • Polyuria
    • Polyphagia
    • Polydipsia
    • Weight loss
  • Kussmaul respirations
  • Vomiting
  • Normal PE with reported high blood sugar +/- ketones in urine

  • 2 or more:

    • Polyuria
    • Polyphagia
    • Polydipsia
    • Weight loss
  • No Medications at home