Diabetic coma low blood sugar

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4704883 tn?1358187523 What is the numbers on your blood sugar level to go into a low blood sugar diabetic coma?
Avatar m tn Diabetics can go into a coma from either extremely low blood sugar or extremely high blood sugar. 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.
2150728 tn?1336535201 This sounds more like a reaction to something in the food, than a diabetic reaction. Have you had your blood sugars tested? HBA1C? Fasting blood sugar? Let us know more and then we can help.
Avatar n tn I am trying to find at least one other person worldwide who knows what I am going through but it is proving to be very difficult... In August 2010 my mother, who has type 2 diabetes, experienced extremely low blood sugar levels whilst sleeping. Usually she would have woken up feeling unwell and taken care of it but for whatever reason this time she did not wake up. As a result, by the time she was found, her blood sugar had been so low for so long that she now has severe brain damage.
Avatar f tn My girlfriend had a blood sugar of 40 yesterday and I got scared when she told me. I got worried what could happen if she ever gets a 0.... What could happen if she DOES get a zero?
Avatar f tn I looked all over and can only find that yes, progesterone does cause tiredness. It also says that low blood sugar can cause low progesterone. Usually, due to lack of appetite when sugar is low, it causes progesterone to lower. I didn't find anything to the opposite.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm new to the site and have found it extremely helpful. I have had Type I diabetes for 10 years now, and have never come across something so useful before. Keep up the great work^^ Onto my question. A couple of weeks ago, I was taken to the hospital by ambulance secondary to a "low blood sugar seizure." I have no recollection of a four hour period before I went to sleep, and then 3 hours after I was found seizing and taken to the emergency room.
Avatar n tn First that's hard to believe usually in the past it almost never was below 250 but lately he has been keeping it around the normal range but not below 110. If ones blood sugar is that low wouldn't there be complications? Should there be something that we need to watch out for?
944604 tn?1283202525 Everyone with diabetes and hypoglycemia has different levels for their highs and lows mine are anything below 106 is great, 104 is lowest I can function on, anything lower then that and I feel sick, 99 and below are hypoglycemic for me.
Avatar n tn When brought to the hospital, they checked her sugar and it was 228, She had just been treated prior to going to the hospital for low blood sugar. They said it was probably a virus going around, gave her a pill for nausea, waited 20 minutes and gave her a glass of water. Then they sent her home. I personally thought blood should have been taken and her urine checked. It is four days later and she just threw up again. She wakes up 2 to 3 times a night with nausea up to the fourth night.
Avatar n tn Hi, can anyone tell me if this is caused by low blood sugar. I went to spin class and I was feeling a little tired. I had some graham crackers before I went. After spin, I felt really tired and when I went to speak, my speech was slurred. It was weird, it only lasted about 6 seconds but I had to really concentrate to speak. My family has a history of diabetes and hypoglycemia. Has anyone heard of low blood sugar causing slurred speech?
Avatar f tn I have had a poor appetite, nausea, some diarrhea, extreme fatigue, hot and cold sweats, blurry vision, dizziness, deleria, anxiety, poor response to stress levels, lethargy, extreme pain in my legs and feet, numbness and tingling in my arms and hands I went to my physician and he had know explanation for why my blood sugar levels were high, my blood pressure was elevated despite taking medications. He sent me to the emergency room for iv fluids.
Avatar n tn If you have trouble feeling the symptoms of hypoglycemiea [low blood sugar] then if you are alone check your blood sugar more frequently until someone else with knowledge of what to do is there. i recommend a glucagon kit which has a syringe with normal saline solution and vial of powdered glucose which should be mixed together the administered 9f the person is unconscious or unable to injest enough food to help the blood glucose rise.
Avatar f tn If you have been diagnosed with Vertigo I would imagine that it would affect your diabetes, but I am not sure if it would cause low blood sugars or high blood sugars. I would find out what kind of pills they gave you, because nurses and doctors are very cautious when administering medication to a diabetic knowing that different medications can cause lows or highs. I do think visiting your endocrinologist and asking these questions would be the most help to you.
Avatar f tn I have been hearing conflicting things about what is normal. What is a normal blood sugar reading for a non diabetic and NOT fasting? (My Dr. said that I have pre-diabetes) A few hours after eating my ranges are from 140-150. I have heard that anything over 100 is bad, but another place said that anything over 200 in the middle of the day is bad. Which is it?
1080243 tn?1262978963 You'll first experience signs and symptoms of high blood sugar or low blood sugar.
209227 tn?1242350345 Diabetic coma: Coma in a diabetic due to the buildup of ketones in the bloodstream. Ketones are a product of metabolizing (using) fats rather than the sugar glucose for energy. The best approach to diabetic coma is prevention. Careful diet, medication, and insulin dosing as needed should prevent ketone build-up. Patients with diabetes and their family members should be aware of the early signs of ketone build-up.
Avatar f tn The best bet is to try and catch those hypoglycemic events as quickly as possible so that the child does not go into a coma. Every low blood sugar does not lead to a coma, Frequent blood testing should help prevent serious low blood sugars. I don't know how old this child is, but he or she may be able to tell you or give you some clues about how they are feeling that would indicate that their blood sugar is droppinbg or low.
Avatar m tn Now is the seizures due to low sugar or high sugar. Test showed high sugar. Can a high sugar also cause seizures. I don't want to treat him with the wrong treatment ie glucose if it is actually a high sugar seizure and not low like we think it is? Very confused as the treatment for high and low is so different? Pls can someone shed some light. Blessings!!
Avatar m tn I cannot believe your doctor let you go home! I have low blood sugar that tends to ride 50-72 Those glucose tablets can bit a bit scary but I love the ones at Rite Aid...although if ur sugar is that low you must NOT chew it fast...cause of COURSE it will shoot up too fast and make you dizzy or faint..and panic cause of fear. You must eat breakfast! EVERY MORNING! A banana, smoothie, bagel with jelly...no skipping any meals at all! Eat within 10 minutes of waking up.
Avatar m tn How is your mother in law doing, My good friend has just been hopitalized blood sugar 1,800 they put her in a induced coma. She is in crital condition. She has been a diabetic 1 forever. She is 60 yers old. I am afraid for her. They have her sugar down to 400 since this all hapened about 14 hours ago. 400 blood sugar for her is normal. Please share anything you can.
Avatar f tn I have been a diabetic now for 6 months, after going into a Diabetic Coma and DKA (my sugar was over 700 and I quit breathing) on July 31, 2015. Sugar was 70 in Dec 2014 and elevated in March. My question is this: I live alone, have no children by choice, family is out of state, and I am at a loss for what I can eat. I just figured out that my body likes weenies and beans. But I need some more help as to what to cook.
Avatar n tn Like all of you, I am trying to understand the whys of it all. My nephew was found unconscious due to drug overdose and low blood sugar (he's diabetic). He has been in the hospital for three days and the doctors says that there is virtually no chance of recovery. He is in a coma, but is breathing on his own and has movements of the arms and legs. After 5 days, the doctors want a decision as to whether or not to take him off meds and let him pass away naturally.
Avatar n tn Aside from this it shouldn't cause any complications, and most diabetic cannabis smokers report that it actually helps regulate their blood sugar levels. This is supported in many research papers from various scientists across the world. Which leads me onto 'the munchies'... This effect is directly caused by this drop in sugar levels and is also recorded in non-diabetic cannabis smokers.
Avatar f tn She's been diabetic since she was 10 years-old, so I knew dry mouth and thirst were signs of high blood sugar. My sugar was 212, so Mom basically flipped, and we've been checking my sugar off and on for the last two days now. Every time we've checked, other than that first time, my sugar has been low. I did have a 97 reading (yay!), but the others have been 79, 70, and 34... 34! Isn't that kinda bad? Would a normal person's sugar swing like this?
Avatar m tn They put her in a medically induced coma to bring her blood sugar down and by Sunday it was down to 110. Since her blood sugar was down, they wanted to bring her out of the coma and get the tube out of her throat, but when they tried to bring her out, she was not responding properly. She did "wake up" and was struggling and very obviously not comfortable, but she did not respond to anyone by following instruction or making meaningful eye contact.
Avatar n tn Help! My newly diagnosed roommate isn't eating to lose weight. She was diagosed in 11/07 and was told eating right would be very important in helping to regulate her insulin intake. Her blood sugar is still all over the place; too low, & way too high. She gained about 20 lbs the last few months and is now only drinking these advantage no sugar 2 carb protein drinks with very little to no food everyday. I don't know enough about diabetes and need some help.
Avatar n tn I am not sure if this is under the right topic but it is the closest I could find... In August 2010 my Mum, who is diabetic, went into a diabetic coma in her sleep due to dangerously low glucose levels. Mum remained in a non responsive state for a few weeks before gradually making some improvements but her recovery has been minimal in all honesty.
961466 tn?1247553982 However, before your blood sugar levels reached zero, most of your physiological functions would have already shut down—enough that blood sugar levels don’t actually reach zero because cells cease to function before that point. Deadly low blood sugar levels are really low, usually (your electrolyte status makes a big difference in how your body responds to low sugar levels) below 20 mg/dl (1 mmol/L), but there are deadly low blood sugar levels that are above zero.
Avatar n tn I have been a insulin dependent diabetic for over 15 years never went into a diabetic coma thank god. Some people are lucky for instance if there blood sugar goes low during the night they wakeup. However some people are the opposite they do not wake up. I feel your wife needs to see her doctor to see why she goes low at night not threat her like she is some freak that cannot take care of herself.