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What are the symptoms of diabetic coma?

my mom has diabities . and she had a pass out spell. it lasted a good ten minutes but managed to fight it when she cleared her head she ran to throw up and broke out into sweats. then she checked her sugar level it was 343. was she going into a diabetic coma?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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Dear user, patients with diabetes can go into a state of coma due to two reasons
1. very low sugars(2. very high sugars
diabetic coma is a term for coma due to high sugars. whenever it happens , she needs hospitalization, IV fluids, and insulin for good sugar control. treat underlying cause for high sugars, and manage other co morbid conditions. monitor her electrolytes. regards!
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