Treatments for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome


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Treatment list for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Hospitalization - HHNS can be severe enough to require hospitalization, especially if occurring in a newly diagnosed diabetic.
  • Lowering blood sugars - Extreme HHNS requires gradual blood sugar lowering in a hospital setting. Milder HHNS can be treated mainly by reducing blood sugars using insulin.
  • Fluid replacement - Fluids such as water are required to replace the lost fluid and fix the dehydration.
  • Treat metabolic imbalances - HHNS is a severe condition that can cause other metabolic changes. Hospital care will test and address other chemical imbalances.
  • Treat the underlying cause - Once the main symptoms are alleviated, it is important to identify what caused the HHNS, so as to avoid it recurring. A common cause is that the patient is diabetic, but did not know they were.
  • See also treatment of diabetes

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