Managing hyperglycaemic emergencies: an illustrative case and review of recent British guidelines.
Clin Med. 2013 Apr;13(2):160-2
Authors: Gouveia CF, Chowdhury TA
Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic syndrome are important hyperglycaemic emergencies seen in patients with diabetes. Occasionally, differentiation between the two conditions can be difficult. We present the case of a patient whose hyperglycaemic emergency was managed in a way that could have adversely influenced the outcome. We also discuss important aspects of the new Joint British Diabetes Societies Guidelines on the management of hyperglycaemic emergencies.
PMID: 23681864 [PubMed - in process]