Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Which of the following is a life threatening acute complication of diabetes mellitus.. Hypoglycemia



Which of the following is a life threatening acute complication of diabetes mellitus?
A- Neuropathy
B- Hypoglycemia
C- Retinopathy
D- Impaired microcirculation

Correct Response: B

Hypoglycemia is an acute complication of diabetes which can be life threatening. The immediate treatment with glucose is necessary to preserve life. Retinopathy, neuropathy and impaired microcirculation are examples of the long term, rather than acute, complications of diabetes.