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Acute complications of diabetes 

Acute complications of diabetes
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Acute complications of diabetes
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10.1093/med/9780199545629.003.008
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date: 20 April 2021

Hypoglycaemia: overview and symptoms 162

Hypoglycaemia: causes 164

Hypoglycaemia: treatment and consequences 166

Hyperglycaemia 168

Intercurrent illness and infections 170

Diabetic ketoacidosis 172

Hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma 174

Steroid-induced diabetes 176

Other endocrine disorders 177

Hypoglycaemia means low blood glucose (BG), clinically this would equate to BG less than 3.5mmol/l. To reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia individuals are advised to maintain a BG level over 4mmol/l....

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