hyperosmolar, non-ketotic diabetic coma
My friend just had this and is recovering in the hospital right now. He has a blood sugar of 1400 and no DKA? They are going to put him on 10 units of NPH 70/30 three times a day, one time for each meal once he is discharged. They have him on an insulin drip right now. I never knew this could happen. You learn something new every day. I thought I might post this just so people can be aware of it. It is when you have super high blood sugar but no Diabetic Ketoacidosis. You do not get the DKA, because Type 2 still make enough insulin to stop the ketosis. That is from what I read. It can kill up to 20 percent of patients through blood clots or complete circulatory system collapse if it goes on for too long. Here is a link to what it is.