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Emergency in Diabetes

There are two types of situations when a Diabetic patient would need urgent medical care.

Hyperglycaemic coma-Very high Blood Sugar levels causing unconsciousness and coma.

Hypoglycaemia-Low Blood Sugar levels-causing unconsciousness and coma.

Bow a Common Man can Differentiate

Hyperglycaemic coma  Hypoglycaemic coma
Excessive thirst Excessive Sweating Headache, Palpitation.
Urination, Dry skin - No sugar in Urine
Excessive Sugar in Urine - No sugar in Urine
Urine Test for Ketones (+ve) Test for ketones (-ve) (negative).
Extreme weakness and pain in Abdomen Trembling.
Rapid and deep breathing No change.
Typical smell of over ripe fruits in breath Nothing like this.
No response to sugar Dissolve sugar and give orally patient becomes normal.
H/O missing injection and excess food intake. H/O missing food but taken injection.

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