Insulin Shock Vs. Diabetic Coma

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Definition

Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is a complication of type 2 diabetes that involves extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels without the presence of ketones. Ketones are byproducts of fat breakdown.


Alternative Names

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma; Nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma (NKHHC); Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma (HONK)


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome is a condition of:

  • Extremely high blood sugar...
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