A diabetic coma is a life-threatening diabetes complication that causes unconsciousness. If you have diabetes, dangerously high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) or dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) can lead to a diabetic coma. If one experiences a diabetic coma, prompt diagnosis is essential. The following tests should be taken which are blood sugar level, ketone level, amount of nitrogen or creatinine in your blood, amount of potassium, phosphate and sodium in your blood. Diabetic coma requires emergency medical treatment. The type of treatment depends on whether your blood sugar level is too high or too low.
- Track 1-1 Severe Hypoglycemia
- Track 2-2 Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state
- Track 3-3 Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Track 4-4 Nonketotic hyperosmolar coma