Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you experience a diabetic coma, prompt diagnosis is essential. The emergency medical team will do a physical exam and may ask those who are with you about your medical history. If you have diabetes, you may want to wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace.

Lab tests

You may need various lab tests to measure:

  • Your blood sugar level
  • Your ketone level
  • The amount of nitrogen or creatinine in your blood
  • The amount of potassium, phosphate and sodium in your blood
May 22, 2015

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