Why Does Diabetes Cause Weak Muscles?

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Alternative Names

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


Symptoms
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination (at the beginning of the syndrome)
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Symptoms may get worse over a period of days or weeks.

Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:

  • Dysfunctional movement
  • Loss of feeling or function of muscles
  • Speech impairment

Signs and tests

Signs may include:

  • Extreme dehydrat...
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