Table 2—

Typical total body deficits of water and electrolytes in DKA and HHS*

Total water (l)69
Water (ml/kg)100100–200
Na+ (mEq/kg)7–105–13
Cl (mEq/kg)3–55–15
K+ (mEq/kg)3–54–6
PO4 (mmol/kg)5–73–7
Mg++ (mEq/kg)1–21–2
Ca++ (mEq/kg)1–21–2
  • *

    * Data are from Ennis et al. (15) and Kreisberg (8);

  • Per kilogram of body weight.