Paediatric DKA Calculator

Use this tool to generate an integrated care pathway for managing paediatric diabetic ketoacidosis based on the BSPED 2021 Guidelines. It will pre-fill calculations in the pathway based on the values for your patient.

Forthcoming update

The BSPED DKA Calculator will be updated later in 2024. The update will include general improvements to the website as well as some new data collection points and audit linkage processes. The updated version will not support Internet Explorer. If your trust has not yet moved over to a modern browser such as Edge or Chrome, please talk to your IT department.

Complete the form below. You can hover over the icons (e.g. at the left of each input box for more guidance. Once each input is completed successfully it will be highlighted in green. After you press submit, if there is a problem with an entry, it will be highlighted in red and an explanatory note will appear to the right.

For information about how the data is used, hover over the for that section. Once the form is complete click the submit button. The generated protocol will be ready to download within a few seconds. If you encounter problems, a backup version of the ICP (without pre-filled calculations) can be downloaded from here.

Patient demographics
Full name
Date of birth
Hospital/NHS number
Protocol variables
Protocol start date/time
Weight (kg)
Patient shocked?
Insulin infusion rate?
Audit variables
Pre-existing diabetes?
Diabetes Network Region
Treating centre
Episode type
Audit ID

Paediatric DKA Calculator (Version 1.3.6)
Created by Dan Leach and John Barton with the BSPED DKA Special Interest Group
With thanks to Rob Spaull and Kevon Parmesar for peer review, and Mat Rollings for security review of this version

Important: Decisions about patient care remains the treating clinician's responsibility. By using this website you confirm that you accept in full the terms of the disclaimer. If you do not agree to the terms, you must not use this site.

UKCA Mark The BSPED Paediatric DKA Calculator is registered as a medical device in the UK.