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Who is most at risk for a diabetic coma?

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People with type 2 diabetes that isn't well-controlled are most at risk for a diabetic coma. It's common among those who are elderly, chronically ill, and disabled.

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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