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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hyperglycemic Crises in Adult Patients With Diabetes — Diabetes Care

Hyperglycemic Crises in Adult Patients With Diabetes — Diabetes Care: "Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) are the two most serious acute metabolic complications of diabetes. Most patients with DKA have autoimmune type 1 diabetes; however, patients with type 2 diabetes are also at risk during the catabolic stress of acute illness such as trauma, surgery, or infection."