Posts Tagged ‘Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus’

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you might not notice a [...]

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Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic Non-Ketotic Coma (HONK)

his extreme metabolic derangement occurs through a combination of intercurrent illness, dehydration and an inability to take normal diabetic therapy due to the effect of illness. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. HONK is characterised by severe hyperglycaemia with marked serum hyperosmolarity, without evidence of significant ketosis. Hyperglycaemia causes an osmotic diuresis with hyperosmolarity leading [...]

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