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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...
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. This condition—and the enormous dehydration that accompanies it—occurs most often in...