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Diabetic Coma Diagnosis

Diabetic coma diagnosis starts by testing blood-sugar level, ketones in the urine and various salt levels in the blood.

Diabetic Coma Tests

It may need various tests to measure:

  • Physical test for a sign of dehydration
  • Symptoms of neurological problems
  • Blood-sugar level
  • Ketone level
  • Amount of nitrogen or creatinine, a breakdown product of creatine, an important part of the skeletal muscle
  • Amount of various salts such as potassium, phosphate, and sodium in the blood
  • Arterial plasma pH - A pH of 7.3 or higher defines diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome.
  • Serum osmolality – normal range is 280 - 290 mOsm/kg. A serum osmolality of 320 mOsm/kg or more defines hyperosmolar syndrome.
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