Diabetic Hyperglycemic Coma Treatment
Treatment for nonketotic hyperglycemic coma is emergent and usually includes intravenous fluids, potassium supplements, and insulin to reduce blood sugar levels. All patients diagnosed with nonketotic hyperglycemic coma require hospitalization for treatment.
Treatment for nonketotic hyperglycemic coma includes:
- Airway management:
- Placement of a tube into the lungs to protect against aspiration pneumonia
- Intravenous fluids
- Intravenous potassium supplements
- Intravenous magnesium replacement as needed
- Insulin for nonketotic hyperglycemic coma:
- For an underlying infection if one is identified
Diabetic Hyperglycemic Coma Specialist
Continue to Diabetic Hyperglycemic Coma Warning Signs
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