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whats the difference between a diabetic coma and insulin shock?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Opposite: Diabetic coma results from extremely elevated blood sugars. Insulin shock arises from severe hypoglycemia related to taking insulin.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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