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Can a diabetic coma be prevented?

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Take these simple steps to help protect yourself from a diabetic coma:

  • Check your blood sugar regularly, as your doctor recommends.
  • Know your target blood sugar ranges and what to do if the readings are too high.
  • Plan how often to check your blood sugar when you're sick.
  • Take extra care of yourself if you're ill.

SOURCES:  

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes."

MedlinePlus: "Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome."

Brenner Z.  AACN Clin Issues,  2006 Jan-Mar. 

Stentz, F. Diabetes.

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 17, 2020

SOURCES:  

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes."

MedlinePlus: "Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome."

Brenner Z.  AACN Clin Issues,  2006 Jan-Mar. 

Stentz, F. Diabetes.

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 17, 2020

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