Diabetic coma and symptoms

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Avatar m tn There are lots of symptoms for low and high blood sugars and everyone will experience them differently, particularly low blood sugars. Some basic symptoms of low blood sugar: Feeling weak, cold sweats, shaking hands, confusion, difficulty speaking, extreme feelings of fatigue, nausea, or extreme hunger.
4704883 tn?1358187523 Comma can occur in the 30 - 50s and below, but depends on the person. If you are diabetic check blood sugar regularly and keep some sugar on hand to raise blood sugar if you low.
Avatar f tn Help! My mom is in a coma and the doctors cannot understand why. She had a stroke (left cerebellum) the end of Jan or first part of Feb. She was doing great but I noticed around the 11th, she was declining. After many doctors denying her condition was worsening and countless tests, she is now in a coma like state. Her latest MRI shows white spots. They were not present on her MRI from 2/24. All blood work comes back normal. No signs of infection. She had 16 white blood cells in her spinal fluid.
Avatar f tn When you went to the hospital I think they would have given you an IV in order to hydrate your body. I would visit my doctor if I were you and explain the symptoms you are having. I think once the DKA was properly taken care of then you would have to make sure that your blood sugar levels do not go that high anymore. Memory loss and weakness seem more like signs that you have had low blood sugars or hypoglycemia. Severe vertigo is not a symptom of diabetes.
Avatar n tn It is in both legs, previously felt mostly on the insides of my thighs, but more recently on the outside and backs of my legs as well. I have no visual symptoms when experiencing this, no rash or marks etc. When it occurs it usually lasts constantly for a week or sometimes 2, then it disappears. The frequency of recurrences seems to be increasing, while it not painful it is rather uncomfortable and distressing. I am male, mid 20s, generally in good health although I drink more than I should.
Avatar f tn She didn't show up for work, and by the time her boss notified the family and my sister found her, she was in a coma. She never revived and we took her off of life support after 9 days. I believe that she accidentlly took her Lantus to bring down a high blood sugar. They had trouble in the E.R. bringing her blood sugar back up. Since I am also insulin dependent, I was scared into being extremely cautious.
Avatar n tn as an adult on-set diabetic and avid smoker {see the name] ALOT of your comments have to do with the fact that pot is illeagal{which is a topic for another discussion}. i've smoked since the age of 16 and been diabetic since 27 as some one mentioned earlier the only bad of smoking and being diabetic IS THE MUNCHIES and not having the suitable foods to go with this condition i find that nuts and mountain dew {diet of course} work really well for me or veggie mix and an lite dip.
Avatar f tn Ask to make sure that they do diabetic retinopathy screening and not just vision tests. Ensure that she also drinks plenty of fluids and especially water. Getting dehydrated (not drinking enough fluids) can also cause problems. Has she been checked out for any throat and lung infections? Having a respiratory infection or a urine infection could also cause some of those symptoms. If she feels congested a steam inhalation may help.
390388 tn?1279639813 That could be one cause of the 'blackouts' where the pancreas is not doing the job its supposed too and then there is ketones in the urine where the sugar crystalises. I also think 'thyroid' personally as I have seen Diabetic Coma and its not like the symptoms you have.
Avatar m tn I can relate to the being paranoid. I work for a family practice doctor and been having symptoms and between reading online and my med mind doing double time I have got myself having multiple serious issues!!!!! everything from HIV, tumor of the pituitary, diabetes, adrenal glad problems, and my thryroid medicine not working right.
Avatar n tn I was under an extreme amount of stress during this time preceding and during the symptoms, with many financial and maritial problems. The vertigo became so bad with ear pressure, tinnitis, noises like crazy in my ears, some sounded like gunshots, vision flashes, numerous floaters. I thought I had MS but a neurologist ruled that out. I went to an ENT and he diagnosed me with Meniere's syndrome. I could not take any of the medications prescribed as I became sensitive to all medicines.
Avatar n tn As soon as I drink beer now, I instantly feel my face swell, mostly around my sinus area, I get all stuffy in my nose and now recently my eyes get itchy, bloodshot and swollen. I drank a few Mike's hard Lemonade's and still felt a little stuffy. And my symptoms start right away, not the next morning now, within minutes of drinking beer I feel flushed, hot, stuffy, just totally miserable.
Avatar n tn He can ask the same questions over and over. He is pre-diabetes and we are trying to control it with diet. He seems to be in denial and doesn't want me to come to the doctor with him. He didn't have prediabetes before -we just found out. He has many other apparent side affects but won't admit to them. His doctor seems to think he is OK on these meds. I'm concerend about the meds. Can you tell me if the combination of meds he is taking is dangerous or could be?
Avatar n tn strength, normal sensation and vision. Other symptoms could be delirium, seizures and coma. Another possibility could be compression of nerves due to obesity or spine disc prolapse/degeneration. By the reason of that nerves from the spinal cord can be irritated causing leg/thigh pain and numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg. Few persons also face generalized body weakness and numbness due to other nerve irritation on back.
Avatar m tn Thank you everyone for your support, opinions and advice. Below are my test results and some of my symptoms. Thyroglobulin Antibody 484.7 High IU/mL 0.0 Thyroglobulin Antibody measured by Beckman Coulter Methodology normal 0.0 - 0.9 !!! - WHY IS THIS SO HIGH??!! Thyroxine Binding Globulin - 15 ug/mL normal 13 - 39 Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S T4,Free(Direct) - 1.13 normal 0.82 - 1.77 Reverse T3, Serum - result nor received yet Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy - 38.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm 22 and also have many of the same symptoms. I'm aways tired and have been through major depression due to my constant fatigue. I also have some trouble breathing after exercising and feel dizziness. I've been through many tests but doctors have told me that it's all in my head. I wish something could be done to provide more awareness about the symptoms of thalassemia minor. I think more research needs to be done.
Avatar n tn I would look into the recent case from the San Francisco area with Doug Burns, who is the current Mr Universe and a type 1 diabetic. He was arrested after he went low and showed the classic symptoms of lows, including confusion and loss of balance. The police thought he was drunk or on drugs or something, and he was arrested, but was the charges were subsequently dropped once the police and prosecutors understood the conditions related to diabetes.
Avatar n tn I am not a physician, but the mom of type 1 diabetic and the daughter of a type2 diabetic. I would suggest you go for a second opinion, it sounds like you are seeing a physician that does not know diabetes well. , I would suggest you see an endocronolist (a doctor that specializes in diabetes.). I am saying this for several reasons. First of all if you are still thirsty, loosing weight and having ketones, you are not in control.
1490607 tn?1288383290 Has any one heard of or experienced being on Cymbalta and/or Neurontin and where the side effects suddenly became MS like symptoms after being on them for a year?
1080243 tn?1262978963 A diabetic coma doesn't strike out of the blue. You'll first experience signs and symptoms of high blood sugar or low blood sugar.
Avatar n tn hypothyroidism: Rare: diabetic acidosis, diabetes mellitus. Hemic and Lymphatic system---Infrequent: anemia and ecchytmosis: Rare: blood dyscrasia, hypochromic anemia, leukopenia, lymphedema, lymphocytosis, petechia, purpura, thrombocythemia, thrombocytopenia.
Avatar n tn There is a history of leg problems in my father's side of the family. He had terrible leg ulcers and his father died from a diabetic coma and used to put his feet in the snowbanks to get relief from the burning pain. I don't have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart trouble or any organic diseases to explain these symptoms. I had always been a very active, athletic person until the foot and leg problems caused so much mobility problems.
Avatar n tn for two years, and from the beginning, he hasn't lost ANY weight! And his doctor had him taking 1000mg AM, and PM. He is diabetic. I think you changing what you're eating, the amount you eat, and walking more often is the reasons why you loose weight! And also, it is VERY, VERY unhealthy to loose 19LBS in 1 week! If that's what is happening you should eat more Cal's! I've never meet a doctor who would be OK with ANYONE losing that much so fast!
Avatar n tn //tinyurl.com/38ksnt The following are the most common symptoms of hypoglycemia. These could be construed as drunkeness to some people. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. * shakiness * dizziness * irritability * clumsy or jerky movements * difficulty paying attention, or confusion Extremely low blood sugar can induce a coma. "there is a person" needs to see a doctor asap and get their glucose tested.
Avatar n tn for the doc's office to call you 3 times MEANS TO ME, its pretty important to get in there. Diabetic symptoms arent something that should be ignored, irreversable damage can occur with high blood sugar levels over time. Here are a couple links that explain a lot about it. You can get treated with insulin or the pills for the next 8 weeks to bring your sugars down to a more normal level. I dont know how high you are running but they must think its important to get further checking done.
Avatar n tn I have found this forum and comments really interesting and helpful, so thanks to everyone for your comments and for your honesty. I am particularly reassured to hear about the side-effect of tiredness experienced when giving up drinking, as I also suffer from this terribly. I am a 41 year old male (UK), married with two young kids and all the ingredients around me seem good/secure/happy - no worries, great relationship, no money problems etc.
Avatar n tn it drops so low, so FAST, you won't be able to walk/drive, become confused and can go in a coma. I've become so frustrated and depressed. Having either, one, IBD or DIABETES, lowers your immune system. It can take mos. to heal from flu,cuts etc.! (This past summer, I was on antibiotics 3 mos!) I am at witts end, not knowing what to do/eat. Can't make plans, cuz you never know from day to day how you're going to feel.