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 Diabetic coma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diabetic coma is a medical emergency in which a person with diabetes mellitus is comatose (unconscious) because of one of three acute complications of diabetes:
Coma from NKHC occurs most often in patients who develop type 2 or steroid diabetes and have an impaired ability to recognize thirst and drink.
Diabetic coma was a more significant diagnostic problem before the late 1970s, when glucose meters and rapid blood chemistry analyzers became universally available in hospitals.
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 Talk:Diabetic coma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In English, at any rate, there is insulin shock, and diabetic shock, and diabetic crisis, and diabetic coma, and insulin shock, and diabetic ketoacidosis; there is hyperglycemia, euglycemia, hypoglycemia: but alas, there is no "chock".
If the patient is conscious (then it isn't diabetic coma) and suffering from hypoglycemia, administer sugar (fruit or orange juice, glucose or white sugar dissolved in juice or water), glucose tablets or gel, sugary drinks (NOT diet drinks), etc. Artificial sweetners DO NOT WORK.
Paramedics are familiar with the treatment of diabetic coma and will treat it with administration of sugars, blood test for glucose, administration of insulin (they don't give insulin, at least in North America) and rapid transport to a hospital if necessary.
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 children with DIABETES - Diabetes Dictionary: D
A disease of the pituitary gland or kidney, not diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes insipidus is often called "water diabetes" to set it apart from "sugar diabetes." The cause and treatment are not the same as for diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes occurs when the body cannot make use of the glucose in the blood for energy because either the pancreas is not able to make enough insulin or the insulin that is available is not effective.
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 Endotext.com - Diabetes, Ketoacidosis And Hyperosmolar Coma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diabetes is among the major risk factors for ischemic stroke 1, 2, although cerebral infarction in diabetic patients is not specifically distinctive versus other causes of stroke 3.
Coma as a complication of diabetes mellitus was first described over 100 years ago, Most of these patients had some depression of sensorium, manifested by impaired response to verbal or painful stimuli.
In the strict sense, one should not diagnose diabetic "coma" unless there is at least some depression of sensorium, usually to a state of obtundation 5.
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 Coma
Coma is an extended period of unconsciousness from which a person cannot be aroused even with the most painful stimuli.
The main symptom of a coma is the inability to be aroused to consciousness.
The progress of coma is measured by the patient's increasing awareness of external stimuli.
www.mamashealth.com /coma.asp   (624 words)

  
 Diabetic Coma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diabetic Coma is a severe emergency in which a person is not conscious because the blood glucose (sugar) is too low or too high.
Patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 are especially prone to Diabetic Coma.
Without performing a blood glucose test, it is difficult to tell with certainty whether the Diabetic Coma is caused by hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia as symptoms are very similar.
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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma
Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma is a complication of type 2 diabetes that results in extremely high glucose levels without the presence of ketones (a by-product of fat that can cause other complications).
Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma is a condition of decreased consciousness, extreme dehydration (lack of water), and extremely high blood glucose (sugar) levels, which is not accompanied by ketoacidosis.
The condition is usually seen in people with non-insulin-dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes) and may occur in those previously undiagnosed with diabetes or in those who have improperly managed their medications and diet.
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 Disease Reference - Diabetic Coma Information
Diabetic coma is a medical emergency in which a person with diabetes is unconscious because the blood glucose level is too low or too high.
Causes for this condition vary; in the case of a hyperglycemia, it could be due to too much food too quickly or forgetting to inject oneself with insulin, while in the case of a hypoglycemia it could be due to a lack of food, too much exercise for current conditions, or to an insulin overdose.
Without performing a blood glucose test, it is difficult to tell with certainty whether the coma is caused by hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia as symptoms are very similar.
www.disease-reference.com /Diabetes/Diabetic-Coma.htm   (830 words)

  
 Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency in which high blood sugar and low insulin levels cause life-threatening symptoms that can lead to coma.
Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) is at abnormally high levels because the body is unable to release or use insulin properly.
If the child is in a coma, he or she will have a nasogastric tube inserted to prevent vomiting and aspiration (inhalation of substances into the lungs).
www.hmc.psu.edu /childrens/healthinfo/d/diabeticketoacidosis.htm   (623 words)

  
 Diabetes Forum : Emergency Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The family of a diabetic shout not attempt to administer insulin unless the doctor so advises, since the injection of insulin may be fatal to a person suffering from hypoglycemia.
Some doctors recommend that diabetics keep home supplies for the injection of glucagons, and that family members be instructed in its administration in the event that emergency care is not available.
Hence, each diabetic should be very familiar with the specific symptoms of hypoglycemia, and should refrain from using these measures for getting a lift from feelings of depression or tiredness.
www.diabetesforum.net /eng_emergency_treatment.htm   (384 words)

  
 Diabetic Coma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperosmoslar syndrome cause a cascade of events that if left unchecked, will result in a diabetic coma and eventual death.
Regardless of the cause, a diabetic coma is an immediately life-threatening condition which calls for prompt medical attention.
Zyprexa has the potential to lead to a diabetic coma due to the tendency of drug to reduce insulin sensitivity in the patient without their knowledge.
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 Diabetic coma - Dr. Schilling's Net Health Book - Type 1 Diabetes Or Juvenile
Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma is a complication of that results in extremely high glucose levels without the presence of ketones (a by-product of
My second diabetic coma occurred in my home in 1931 and was more difficult than the My last diabetic coma came in 1934 when I was living in Louisville.
Hyperosmotic diabetic coma is another acute problem associated with improper management This is the diabetic coma to which type 2 diabetics are prone;
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 ENLmedical.com: Conditions And Concerns: Medical Encyclopedia: Diabetic ketoacidosis
In a person with diabetes, if insulin is not present for the body to use glucose as a fuel source, body fat is used as fuel.
Diabetic ketoacidosis may be the first symptom of a person with Type I diabetes; or it may be the result of increased insulin needs in Type I diabetes because of infection, trauma, heart attack, or surgery.
Often, a person with diabetes will be able to recognize the early warning signs and make appropriate corrections at home before the condition progresses to coma.
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 Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in children and adolescents: Treatment Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the most common cause of hospitalization of children with diabetes and of death in the pediatric years in this group.
Thus, a major goal of diabetes management is to prevent DKA by a high index of suspicion with early symptoms of diabetes and close supervision of established patients.
Develop a relationship with a pediatric diabetes specialist you trust and call him or her with any questions, including whether the patient needs to be transferred to a specialized unit.
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 Diabetic ketoacidosis (Disease) - Des Moines, Iowa Health Hospital IA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diabetic ketoacidosis (Disease) - Des Moines, Iowa Health Hospital IA To search for a specific phrase enclose that phrase in quotes.
The goal of treatment is to correct the elevated blood glucose level by giving additional insulin, and to replace fluids lost through excessive urination and vomiting.
A person with diabetes may be able to recognize the early warning signs and make appropriate corrections at home before the condition progresses.
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 Coma, diabetic definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Coma, diabetic: Coma in a diabetic due to the buildup of ketones in the bloodstream.
Patients with diabetes and their family members should be aware of the early signs of ketone build-up.
Diabetic coma may be heralded by confusion and convulsions.
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 AllRefer Health - Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Diabetic Coma, DKA, Ketoacidosis)
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes mellitus caused by the buildup of by-products of fat metabolism (ketones), which occurs when glucose is not available as a fuel source for the body.
People with diabetes lack sufficient insulin, a hormone needed to allow the body to use glucose (a simple sugar) for energy.
People with type 2 diabetes usually develop ketoacidosis only under conditions of severe stress.
health.allrefer.com /health/diabetic-ketoacidosis-info.html   (451 words)

  
 coma
Ponds: Well Dustin the diabetic coma, which is the loss of consciousness, is a very serious condition that is a result of severe mismanagement of food and liquid intake.
Hyperosmolar coma is the loss of consciousness that happens when the body has lost unusual amounts of fluid due to excessive amounts of glucose in the blood.
Hypoglycemic coma can be part of insulin shock that occurs when a significantly large amount of insulin is injected compared to the glucose present in the blood.
www.montana.edu /wwwai/imsd/diabetes/coma.htm   (686 words)

  
 Diabetic Acidosis!
When diabetes is out of control because there is too much sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia) along with ketones, the condition is called diabetic acidosis.
Many persons may not spill ketones in their urine when their diabetes is out of control and are not at risk of developing acidosis.
Diabetic coma requires hospitalization with replacement of insulin and fluids.
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 UCSF Medical Center | Glucose Byproduct Prevents Brain Damage After Diabetic Coma
People with diabetes lack the ability to make insulin, the primary enzyme that metabolizes glucose and regulates its levels in the blood, and must inject insulin to make up for this lack.
After 30 minutes of diabetic coma?determined by monitoring the animals' brainwaves using EEG (electro-encephalogram)?one group of rats was restored to consciousness with the administration of glucose plus pyruvate.
The research was funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and by a grant from the National Institutes of Health that was administered by the Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE).
www.ucsfhealth.org /adult/health_library/news/2005/04/50304.html   (834 words)

  
 Essay Depot - The Laboratory Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Coma
Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is a rare metabolic disorder, the symptoms of which are the production of large quantities of dilute urine and an increased thirst.
Diabetic ketoacidosis comprises symptoms of hyperglycemia, ketosis and acidosis.
Diabetic comas are caused by either a decrease or increase of glucose in the blood causing dehydration or starvation of cells, including those in the brain.
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 Dr. Koop - Diabetic ketoacidosis
People with diabetes lack sufficient insulin, a hormone the body uses to process glucose (a simple sugar) for energy.
Blood glucose levels become elevated (usually higher than 300 mg/dL) because the liver produces glucose to try to combat the problem and because cells cannot take up that glucose without insulin.
Diabetic ketoacidosis may lead to the initial diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, as it is often the first symptom that causes the person to come to medical attention.
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 FAQs - Zyprexa Alert, NC Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorneys, Diabetes, Side Effects, Diabetic Coma
Zyprexa may be linked to diabetes, hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar levels), and diabetic ketoacidosis (a potentially fatal complication of diabetes).
Patients with diabetes or who have a higher chance for diabetes should have their blood sugar checked often.
Diabetes can also compromise the body's ability to resist infection giving rise to urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and other disorders.
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 Diabetic coma - Nonketotic hyperosmolal diabetic coma in a child: management with   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma October 23, 1984 in history.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) Uncontrolled diabetes in a person with type 1 diabetes can lead to potentially fatal dehydration and metabolic
Nonketotic hyperosmolal diabetic coma, which is rare in children, is associated with a We report a case of nonketotic hyperosmolal diabetic coma in a 3
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 Diabetic Coma - Page 3 - DiabetesHealthOnline: Diabetes Information, Diabetic Diet & Diabetes Symptoms
A coma is defined as a state of profound unconsciousness (sometimes called an “altered” state of consciousness).
Coma related to diabetes can have several causes.
DKA can lead to diabetic coma and may be fatal when it does.
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 eMedicine - Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Coma : Article by Mark Sagarin, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diabetic teaching, both in the hospital and after discharge, by the primary care physician and/or a visiting home nurse, is essential to modify behavior and enhance compliance.
Genuth SM: Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma.
Singh I, Marshall MC Jr: Diabetes mellitus in the elderly.
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