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What are symptoms of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS)?

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 warning signs or symptoms of HHNS are:
  • Blood sugar level over 600 mg/dl
  • Dry, parched mouth
  • Extreme thirst (although this may gradually disappear)
  • Warm, dry skin that does not sweat
  • High fever (over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, for example)
  • Sleepiness or confusion
  • Loss of vision
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
  • Weakness on one side of the body

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