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what is the meaning of diabetic seizure?

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Dr. David Roos
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hypoglycemic seizure: The most common type of seizure that a diabetic can have is one set off by a low blood sugar, usually below 40 mg/dl. A diabetic is usually somewhat aware of events and people around them while they are experiencing a seizure and may be able to ask for help. In an epileptic seizure there is usually no awareness of events during the convulsion. Diabetic seizures range from mild to severe.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
A seizure..: Typical of 'epilepsy' triggered by a very low blood sugar occuring because of hypoglycemic medications like insulin/ sulfonylureas.

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How can I help someone who is having a seizure?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Having A Seizure: Move things away from a person having a seizure to protect them from hitting something. Move the person to a lying position, better to keep the head turned to the side, to protect the airway. If there are any symptoms of airway blockage, gurgling sounds, call 911. Most seizures are not dangerous.
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What is a seizure?

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
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Brain hyperactivity: A seizure is an event that occurs when brain cells or neurons become overly active. Another way of describing this is that there is a "short" or inappropriate surge in the electrical activity of the brain.
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What should I consider if there has been only a single seizure?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Normal life.: General rule is that many people will experience only a single seizure in their life. There is often a cause such as toxicity, infection, drug use, injury, etc. If you take good care of your health, recurrent seizures may never occur.
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What do people who have a seizure feel?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Variable: Normal to depressed, anxious, temperamental etc.
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What's absence seizure?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Phasing out: A seizure involves an episode of abnormal function of the brain associated with abnormal brain electrical activity. If the abnormal function involves just a brief phasing out or lack of awareness, it is referred to as an absence. The eeg recording during the event will define what type of absence as well as duration and portions of the brain involved. A careful description also is important.

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