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What causes a diabetic coma?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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In brief: Uncontrolled glucose

Both low and high blood glucose can lead to impairments in consciousness.

In brief: Uncontrolled glucose

Both low and high blood glucose can lead to impairments in consciousness.
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Coma in a diabetic

Coma in a person with diabetes has many causes, the two most common ones are low blood sugar, which should be treated promptly with sugar tablets or any drink that has sugar in it if the person is awake and is able to drink or an injection of a medication called glucagon (all diabetics should have an injection of glucagon at all time).
The other cause is DKA which should be treated in a hospital.

In brief: Coma in a diabetic

Coma in a person with diabetes has many causes, the two most common ones are low blood sugar, which should be treated promptly with sugar tablets or any drink that has sugar in it if the person is awake and is able to drink or an injection of a medication called glucagon (all diabetics should have an injection of glucagon at all time).
The other cause is DKA which should be treated in a hospital.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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