Acute diabetic emergencies and their management

C. Charalambous, I. Schofield, R. A. Malik

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Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma are two life-threatening emergencies of diabetes. A number of precipitating factors are implicated although infection is likely to be the commonest cause. The presentation, management and complications of these emergencies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalCare of the Critically Ill
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1999



  • Bacterial infection
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperosmolar
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Non-ketotic coma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Charalambous, C., Schofield, I., & Malik, R. A. (1999). Acute diabetic emergencies and their management. Care of the Critically Ill, 15(4), 132-135.