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how long can a diabetic coma last

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
Varies: Though most wake up significantly within a few hours of getting Insulin (or glucose if hypoglycemic), there can be permanent brain damage if the brain ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Variable duration: The duration of diabetic coma is related to correction of the metabolic abnormalities leading to coma. It may be short if treatment is instituted sho ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Varies: There are many variables to affect the coma. It depends on the degree of the coma and what complications have occurred as a result. Sadly, some patien ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: With or without medical support, how deep is the coma? In general, if left unattended, this is a process that would take hours or longer. If you are t ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Not long : By the time a person slips into a coma, the brain has already been compromised. Without appropriate medical care death is imminent.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Diabetic coma: Monitoring until fully regain consciousness , vital signs stable, and sugar levels back normal.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperosmolar coma: My guess that she had hyperosmolar diabetic coma brought on by poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. Usually there's no acidosis but severe dehydration w ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Uncontrolled glucose: Both low and high blood glucose can lead to impairments in consciousness.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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A bad thing: Hi. Diabetic coma usually refers to a hyperglycemic condition (coma with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in type 1's, and non-ketotic hyperglycemic hypero ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes, indeed!: Hi. Yes, indeed, and many do. In fact, we lose very few people from diabetic "coma" (usually either diabetic ketoacidosis or non-ketotic, hyperglycemi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
As people understand: 2 things that people call diabetic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, sugar get high, acid level in blood get high (you do not have Insulin to burn sugar so ... Read More
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