How can I help prevent hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome?

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In hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS) blood sugar levels rise, and your body tries to get rid of the excess sugar by passing it into your urine. The best way to avoid HHNS is to check your blood sugar regularly. Many people check their blood sugar several times a day, such as before or after meals. Talk with your health care team about when to check and what the numbers mean. You should also talk with your health care team about your target blood sugar range and when to call if your blood sugars are too high, or too low and not in your target range. When you are sick, you will check your blood sugar more often, and drink a glass of liquid (alcohol-free and caffeine-free) every hour. Work with your team to develop your own sick day plan.

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