Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Emergency treatment can correct diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome within hours. Treatment typically includes:

  • Intravenous fluids to counter dehydration
  • Intravenous insulin to lower your blood sugar levels
  • Intravenous potassium, and occasionally sodium phosphate replacement to help your cells function correctly

If you have an infection, or an underlying health condition, such as congestive heart failure or kidney disease, these conditions will be treated, as well.

April 11, 2015