Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome: Overview
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) is a complication of Type 2 Diabetes. It may arise from undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes, or if a patient with Type 2 Diabetes is non-compliant and has poor diabetic control for a period of time. HHNS is somewhat similar to DKA, but it is “nonketotic” which means that the patient does not suffer from ketones in the blood. Nevertheless, this condition can be extremely dangerous and even potentially fatal.
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- Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and the less severe of the two most common forms
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- Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Diabetic ketoacidosis (also called DKA) is an extremely dangerous complication of undiagnosed or poorly-controlled diabetes. Diabetes causes a build
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