According to the Mayo Clinic:
- A diabetic coma is a life-threatening complication that causes unconsciousness
- Unconsciousness codes to COMA in ICD-10
- Definition of unconsciousness:
- Not knowing or perceiving: Not aware
- Free from self-awareness
- Altered mental status should make the physician consider the diagnosis of diabetic coma in the uncontrolled diabetic with hypo or hyperglycemia
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