Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State
Hyperosmolar means your blood is too concentrated. Hyperglycemic means your blood sugar is too high.
HHS is caused by very high blood sugar levels, usually in people with type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes don't usually get HHS. They may get diabetic ketoacidosis instead. The extremely high levels of blood sugar cause you to pass much more urine than usual. This causes severe dehydration and makes your blood more concentrated.
You're more likely to get HHS if you have type 2 diabetes and you:
Doctors treat you in the hospital with:
Doctors also treat whatever other problem caused the HHS.