Is a diabetic coma treated differently than other types of coma?

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A diabetic coma is treated according to the cause of the coma. If blood sugar is too low, glucose will be administered intravenously, along with thiamin to avoid complications from a sudden influx of sugar. If the blood sugar levels are too high, you will be given insulin, and minerals like potassium and sodium to restore cell function. Total consciousness is usually restored with these treatments.

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