A diabetic patient is receiving instructions on how to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis during an acute infection. Which of the following is false?

The patient should stop taking insulin if vomiting.

Explanation

• The patient should continue to take insulin, even if she or he is unable to eat due to vomiting. Illness and stress increase insulin requirements

• The patient should increase fluid intake and check blood glucose every 2-4 hours to decrease the risk of developing DKA

• Eating foods high in salt will help decrease fluid loss

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