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Diabetic Coma - a Diabetes Emergency

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Very low or very high blood glucose levels are primary causes of diabetic coma occurring in people with diabetes. There are 3 types of diabetic coma: diabetic ketoacidosis coma; hyperosmolar coma and hypoglycaemic coma. Diabetic coma is regarded as a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.

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Coma is relatively rare in diagnosed diabetes but it is crucial to be aware of the situations that may increase the risk of it occurring.

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29 Aug 2021
Quick concise overview of Diabetic comas, what causes them and how to treat them
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Great article regarding DKA and symptoms
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