Diabetic Coma

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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

Diabetic Coma:

  • 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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