A physical exam and mental status exam are required for diagnosis of diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome.
Lab tests in which the level of sugar is checked in the blood and determine the function of the kidneys may also be carried out.
Emergency treatment can correct diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome within hours.
Patients are given intravenous fluids to restore water to the tissues and potassium, sodium or phosphate supplement to help cells to function properly. Insulin can also be given to reduce the level of sugar. Patients with infection or other underlying diseases should be treated for these conditions.
Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome can be prevented by:
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