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Ketoacidosis During Lactation

Course #: 010-653

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CE Credit Hours: 0.50 CPEUs (1.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #137914 approved for .50 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

Severe acidosis is a potentially life-threatening condition.  This CEU course reports on a young woman who showed a severe metabolic acidosis with a high anion gap three weeks after delivery despite normal blood glucose and no history of diabetes.

Article Author:  Sarah Hudak, M.D., et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain what an increased anion gap indicates.
  2. Investigate what should be done if a breast-feeding patient develops starvation ketoacidosis.
  3. Identify under which conditions substantial amounts of circulating fatty acids go into ketogenesis and then are released as ketone bodies.
  4. Describe what an increased energy demand for milk production causes.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2000, 2090, 3010, 3040

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.3.1 , 8.3.3 , 8.3.6 , 8.3.7

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