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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma is a medical condition characterized by an non arousable state of unconsciousness. The brain activity seen in a comatose patient shows that being in a coma is not ...Read more


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What causes a diabetic coma?

Uncontrolled glucose: Both low and high blood glucose can lead to impairments in consciousness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between food coma and diabetic coma?

They are different: Food coma is a common term used to describe the sleepiness experienced after a large meal. It is not a medical term. Diabetic coma can occur when the blood sugar is very high or very low. Either one is a serious medical emergency. ...Read more

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How long can a diabetic coma last?

How long can a diabetic coma last?

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 shortly after coma begins. The longer the coma remains untreated, the greater the likelihood of permanent neurologic damage or even death. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the chances you will die from a diabetic coma?

Please explain what are the chances you will die from a diabetic coma?

Diabetic coma: That is an unusual concern. Did you lose a family member from something like this? Do you have diabetes and, if so how well controlled is your blood sugar? Long term uncontrolled diabetes can lead to coma - not often - so you must learn how best to control your blood sugar. ...Read more

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I'm curious, when a person goes into a diabetic coma how long before death if left untreated?

Not long : By the time a person slips into a coma, the brain has already been compromised. Without appropriate medical care death is imminent. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic coma like having a regular coma?

Is a diabetic coma like having a regular coma?

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 you burn protein and fat), and you get severely dehydrated and may go into shock. Severe hypoglycemic shock, blood sugar gets to low, the patient looses conciousness and might even have a seizure. Ironically both situations are very different. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic coma the same thing as? A regular coma?

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 you burn protein and fat), and you get severely dehydrated and may go into shock. Severe hypoglycemic shock, blood sugar gets to low, the patient looses conciousness and might even have a seizure. Ironically both situations are very different. ...Read more