Goals of treatment

The goals of treatment of HHS are to treat the underlying cause and to gradually and safely:

  • Normalise the osmolality
  • Replace fluid and electrolyte losses
  • Normalise blood glucose

Other goals include prevention of:

  • Arterial or venous thrombosis
  • Other potential complications e.g. cerebral oedema/ central pontine myelinolysis
  • Foot ulceration