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Mon Oct 14 17:43:39 EDT 2013

DEAR SIR/MADAM. I AM CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR,I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT HYPER OSMOLARITY NON KETOTIC CONDITION.
Asked By: amjadchauhan  
Category: Type 2

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2013-10-24 01:08:43.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) is a serious condition most frequently seen in people whose blood glucose is not properly controlled.

In HHNS, high blood glucose levels results in severe dehydration. If continued, the severe dehydration will lead to seizures, coma and eventually death. HHNS may take days or even weeks to develop. Know the warning signs of HHNS.

  • Blood sugar level over 600 mg/dl
  • Dry, parched mouth
  • Extreme thirst (although this may gradually disappear)
  • Warm, dry skin that does not sweat
  • High fever (over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, for example)
  • Sleepiness or confusion
  • Loss of vision
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
  • Weakness on one side of the body

    Read about HHNS!

    Take care.

  • Answered By: Liz Quintana
    Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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