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Is a diabetic coma like having a regular coma?
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: As people understand
2 things that people call diabetic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, sugar get high, acid level in blood get high (you do not have Insulin to burn sugar so you burn protein and fat), and you get severely dehydrated and may go into shock.
Severe hypoglycemic shock, blood sugar gets to low, the patient looses conciousness and might even have a seizure. Ironically both situations are very different.

In brief: As people understand
2 things that people call diabetic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, sugar get high, acid level in blood get high (you do not have Insulin to burn sugar so you burn protein and fat), and you get severely dehydrated and may go into shock.
Severe hypoglycemic shock, blood sugar gets to low, the patient looses conciousness and might even have a seizure. Ironically both situations are very different.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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