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What Does A Diabetic Seizure Look Like?

Managing diabetes effectively requires knowledge of the condition and the steps necessary to avoid complications. Blood glucose levels that are too high or too low for prolonged periods have detrimental effects on overall health and can lead to death. A diabetic seizure is a serious complication of this disease. Patients and caregivers must know how to avoid seizures and to recognize their signs so that proper immediate assistance is provided. Video of the Day According to the American Diabetes Association, a diabetic seizure can occur when you become hypoglycemic, which means blood sugar levels have dropped too low. This happens if you take too much insulin, exercise vigorously without eating properly, skip meals, drink too much alcohol or have a metabolic disease. It can also occur as a reaction to medications, such as heart medicines and those that cause the pancreas to release more insulin. Hyperglycemia, or levels of blood sugar that are too high, can also lead to a diabetic seizure. Initial Signs and Symptoms of a Diabetic Seizure Initial symptoms of a diabetic seizure include sweating, feeling cold or clammy, shakiness and feeling faint, sleepy or confused. Additional seizur Continue reading >>

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  1. Dr. D. Love

    There are several possible causes of feeling cold. Diabetics can feel cold when their sugar is too low, but this generally does not cause a persistent feeling of coldness. It can be related to poor circulation from peripheral artery disease, which is more common in diabetics. The absence of feeling in her hands and feet indicate that she has developed diabetic neuopathy, which is partly related to circulatory problems. Another common cause of feeling cold is thyroid disease. It can also be related to being anemic from a variety of conditions. Ultimately, it would require an appropriate evaluation to determine the underlying cause, and which will also dictate proper treatment.

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