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Can diabetes cause hypovolemic shock?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine

In brief: Technically no

Hypovolemic shock is loss of blood volume causing organ damage.
Diabetes can do something similar if blood sugar elevates. High blood sugar sets up an osmotic gradient that sucks fluid from the body tissues into the blood stream. This causes severe dehydration and can cause significant damage to the body. The damage can be similar to hypovolemic shock even though blood volume isnt lost.

In brief: Technically no

Hypovolemic shock is loss of blood volume causing organ damage.
Diabetes can do something similar if blood sugar elevates. High blood sugar sets up an osmotic gradient that sucks fluid from the body tissues into the blood stream. This causes severe dehydration and can cause significant damage to the body. The damage can be similar to hypovolemic shock even though blood volume isnt lost.
Dr. John Washburn
Dr. John Washburn
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Dr. Steve Montoya
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Maybe

Low Insulin use with high blood sugar level over 1000.

In brief: Maybe

Low Insulin use with high blood sugar level over 1000.
Dr. Steve Montoya
Dr. Steve Montoya
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