• Fourteen pediatric patients were successfully treated for diabetic ketoacidosis with continuous low-dose intravenous insulin. The average admission blood glucose concentration was 717 mg/100 ml and the mean admission capillary blood pH was 7.13. The insulin dosage was 0.25 units/kg every four hours. The average total insulin dose for recovery was 0.6 units/kg. No complication was observed. The method is effective, safe, and simple to administer.
(Am J Dis Child 313:308-310, 1977)