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what is difference between diabetic and insulin coma?

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
27 years experience Palliative Care
Opposites really: These are common terms for the comas that occur with very high or very low blood sugars (glucose). They are treated quite differently as for diabetic ketoacidosis coma you give Insulin and fluids, while for an excess of insulin, we give glucose.
Answered on Jul 9, 2015
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Opposite: Diabetic coma results from extremely elevated blood sugars. Insulin shock arises from severe hypoglycemia related to taking insulin.
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Not likley: It depends on your sugars honestly. If you are not what we call a brittle diabetic then you will be just fine. Monitor your sugars closely.
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