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Relevant Population Characteristics for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Diabetes Hospitalization Among Adults

Relevant Population Characteristics

The majority of hospitalizations for ACS conditions are for ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition that develops when a person's cells cannot get enough glucose (sugar). Ketoacidosis generally occurs to people who develop diabetes at a younger age and have type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes. Hyperosmolar coma, a life-threatening condition that develops when a person has very high blood sugar, is uncommon and not often seen in people less than 65 with diabetes.

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Content updated: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:48:05 MST