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What is a diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma?
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dehydration
If you have type 2 diabetes that gets very out of control due to infection, stress, surgery, cortisone or other factors, you can become severely dehydrated as well as have a very high glucose.
This can even lead to coma, with an up to 50% morbidity if not treated quickly and effectively with large amounts of IV fluids, a small amount of insulin, control of the original cause and adjustment of elec.

In brief: Dehydration
If you have type 2 diabetes that gets very out of control due to infection, stress, surgery, cortisone or other factors, you can become severely dehydrated as well as have a very high glucose.
This can even lead to coma, with an up to 50% morbidity if not treated quickly and effectively with large amounts of IV fluids, a small amount of insulin, control of the original cause and adjustment of elec.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dehydration
Because high blood sugar is a diuretic, high blood sugar causes the urine to lose water and concentrate the serum. The serum sodium will go up which affects the cells of the brain and results in altered mental status and coma.

In brief: Dehydration
Because high blood sugar is a diuretic, high blood sugar causes the urine to lose water and concentrate the serum. The serum sodium will go up which affects the cells of the brain and results in altered mental status and coma.
Dr. Clarence Watridge
Dr. Clarence Watridge
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Life threat
This is a coma caused by significant elevations of blood glucose, which make the blood too thick and causes brain malfunction.
There are many electrolyte abnormalities associated, and the care of the patient is critical, usually he or she is in the icu. Glucose needs to be lowered by IV insulin, and the other abnormalities need to be carefully fixed.

In brief: Life threat
This is a coma caused by significant elevations of blood glucose, which make the blood too thick and causes brain malfunction.
There are many electrolyte abnormalities associated, and the care of the patient is critical, usually he or she is in the icu. Glucose needs to be lowered by IV insulin, and the other abnormalities need to be carefully fixed.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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