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What is HHS syndrome?

Other names: Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic no

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Also question is, how do you treat HHS?

Treatment. Treatment consists of IV saline, correction of hypokalemia, and IV insulin (1). Treatment is 0.9% (isotonic) saline solution at a rate of 15 to 20 mL/kg/h, for the first few hours.

Similarly, how does HHS occur? HHS is a potentially life-threatening emergency Ketones develop when the blood glucose level is high due to lack of insulin which is needed to allow glucose to enter the cells for energy. Because people with Type 2 diabetes may still be producing some insulin, ketones may not be created.

Also to know is, what is the difference between HHS and DKA?

Although both conditions can occur at any age, diabetic ketoacidosis typically develops in younger patients, less than 45 years, who have little or no endogenous insulin production, whereas HHS usually occurs in much older non-insulin-dependent patients (who are often greater than 60 years old).

What is HHNK syndrome?

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS), also known as Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS) is a dangerous condition resulting from very high blood glucose levels. HHNS can affect both types of diabetics, yet it usually occurs amongst people with type 2 diabetes.

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