Diabetic Coma Symptoms

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Usually diabetic coma has signs and symptoms of the condition that is behind its cause; they are high-blood-sugar (hyperglycemia) and low-blood-sugar (hypoglycemia).

Symptoms of Diabetic Coma

Usually diabetic coma has signs and symptoms (hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia)
If have hyperglycemia, you may experience few of these symptoms:

  • Too much thirst
  • Urinate frequently
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the abdominal (Stomach pain)
  • Appetite loss
  • Low pulse and low blood pressure
  • Fruity-scented breath
  • Confusion

If have Low blood-sugar (hypoglycemia), you may experience few of these symptoms:

  • Trembling, Shaky or nervous, Poor coordination and difficulty walking
  • Tired, lack of energy, feels weak, Fatigue, lethargy, or drowsy
  • Sweating, cold, clammy even without any physical activity
  • Hungry
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Irritability, anxiety, restlessness, or anger
  • Confused, thinking difficulty, concentration difficulty
  • Blurred vision, dizziness, lightheaded, or headache
  • Talking difficulty - staggering or slurred speech

Many people even sometime may experience hypoglycemia without any warning symptoms.

If you experience any of the symptoms of high or low blood-sugar, immediately test your blood-glucose level and based on the result start treatment accordingly. If the symptoms do not subside or if the symptoms worsen, request emergency help.

Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome in type 2 diabetes may take days or even weeks to develop.

Possible diabetic hyperosmolar signs and symptoms may include:

  • High blood-sugar level
  • Too much thirst
  • Mouth dryness
  • Increased urination
  • Warm, dry skin without sweat
  • Fever
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion, thinking difficulty
  • Hallucinations
  • Blurred loss
  • One sided body weakness
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