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Diabetes And Seizures: What Are They? What Are The Symptoms?

Having a seizure is a very serious thing. It is dangerous for the person experiencing it, and it is also scary for those nearby. Seizures can be caused for several reasons. Some people have epilepsy, which is a disorder where seizures happen often. For those without epilepsy, they are often called “provoked seizures” because they were provoked, or brought on, by something reversible. Individuals with diabetes can experience these “provoked seizures” when their blood sugar drops too low. The following article explains the difference in these, how to prevent them, and how to care for someone that is having a diabetic seizure. The difference between epilepsy and seizures Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that happens because there is an electrical storm in the brain. People have recurrent seizures that involve loss of consciousness, convulsions, abnormal behavior, disruption of senses, or all of the above. Some have an “aura” before having a seizure and know when it is going to happen. Most causes of epilepsy are unknown, however they can be triggered by flickering light, loud noises, or physical stimulation. Treatment for this condition includes medications and sometimes die Continue reading >>

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  1. FreeSpirit

    Brain Injuries from Low Blood Sugar?

    I've read a lot of articles that say that diabetic brains may be injured due to severe hypoglycemia. Does anyone know what [I]parts[I] of the brain are affected? And, exactly how the brain injuries might harm the diabetic? (i.e., motor function, memory, processing, etc.) Is this damage permanent or temporary?

  2. nikki08

    I've heard that the disease itself ages the brain. I guess that makes sense, since it ages the organs as well. But, I've had it for 22 years and am still pretty sharp, and I plan on being that way for a long time. I've heard that bad lows kill brain cells, but so do a lot of other things, so I'm not sure...I guess tight control is all we can do!

  3. Richard157

    Hello FreeSpirit, welcome back! Here is a three page thread from the "archives" of our site. It involves hypos and potential brain damage.
    http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/t...s-brain-damage

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