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Can You Get Brain Damage From Diabetic Coma?

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What You Should Know About Recovery From Diabetic Coma

A diabetic coma occurs when a person with diabetes loses consciousness. It can occur in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A diabetic coma occurs when blood sugar levels become either too low or too high. The cells in your body require glucose to function. High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, can make you feel lightheaded and lose consciousness. Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, can cause dehydration to the point where you may lose consciousness. Usually, you can prevent hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia from progressing to a diabetic coma. If a diabetic coma occurs, it’s likely that your doctor can balance your blood glucose levels and restore your consciousness and health quickly if they can respond to your condition in a timely manner. You can also slip into a diabetic coma if you develop diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a buildup of chemicals called ketones in your blood. Hypoglycemia The symptoms of hypoglycemia may include: headache fatigue dizziness confusion heart palpitations shakiness Hyperglycemia If you have hyperglycemia, you may experience noticeably increased thirst and you may urinate more frequently. A blood test would also reveal higher level Continue reading >>

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  1. Apina

    Prolonged diabetic coma

    Hello everyone,
    I'd like to ask you If you know anybody who was in diabetic coma for more than 1 month? Or maybe someone here has such an experience? My husband has been in coma for 33 days now and it seems that he is not getting any better. Doctors say this is very unusual and that my husband has probably severe brain damage (in deeper structures of brain). I'm still looking for some information but it seems that diabetic coma usually lasts for couple of hours or days, not weeks or months. I'm so scared that he is not going to wake up
    Sorry for my spelling, I'm not English.

  2. Flynlobird

    I'm so sorry for your husband. Get a second and third opinion on his prognosis!!

  3. Apina

    I have been talking to different doctors and all of them say that it is a brain damage for 100% and they know that the cerebral cortex and the deeper structures of his brain are damaged but they don't know how big the damage is. I just would like to know if there are people who survived such damages and came back to normal life. I know that the 100% recovery is impossible.

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