Urgent Situations

What situations need urgent attention and treatment? Find out here.

Hypoglycemia at Night

When blood glucose levels fall below 70 mg/dl while a patient is sleeping at night, the patient experiences a condition called “nocturnal hypoglycemia”. Who’s at risk? Nocturnal hypoglycemia can affect patients who… Skip meals, particularly dinner Exercise before...

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Hypoglycemia Prevention and Treatment

Most people with diabetes, at some time, experience the sweating and shakiness that occurs when blood glucose levels fall below 70 mg/dl - a condition known as hypoglycemia. Though hypoglycemia can be common and occur repeatedly in some patients, symptoms of low blood...

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Without insulin treatment, persons with type 1 diabetes can't produce any insulin on their own and the body is unable to process carbohydrates from food. Glucose in the blood quickly rises dangerously high. In less than 24 hours, the blood can accumulate breakdown...

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Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS)

Severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, usually over a relatively short period of time, can lead to a dangerous rise in blood glucose known as hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or HHS. Who’s at risk for HHS? This condition—and the enormous dehydration that accompanies...

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Poll of the Month

Which celebrity did you NOT know has diabetes?