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Diabetic Seizure Symptoms
Do you think my apparent diabetic symptoms could be the reason for my remaining uncontrolled seizures and migraines?
Possibly: Uncontrolled diabetes can affect nervous system in many different ways. It is very important to control blood sugar levels when trying to take care of other problems, such as seizures and migraines. It is hard to tell if diabetes is the only culprit, but getting it under control will only help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Hopefully...: ...you recover. Most people do. First thing to do is recognize & treat hypoglycemia (NOT by mouth; give glucagon or IV glucose). People can get injured from "diabetic seizure" (really, a hypoglycemic seizure) in a number of ways. Make sure the person is not injured. Recovery from the hypoglycemia will stop the seizure automatically. Avoidance of severe hypoglycemia is, of course, very important! ...Read more
Underlying disorder : Seizures related to diabetic hypoglycemia can also indicate an underlying seizure disorder. Those of my patients on anti seizure medication typically have epilepsy. Their seizure threshold is lowered by hypoglycemia. When seizure disorder is diagnosed in a patient with diabetes often they have seizures when glucoses aren't even terribly low. Best to prevent hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had a diabetic seizure 5 days ago and seems very forgetful and disorientated afterwards still, is this normal?
Complex: Although there can be some postictal confusion following a seizure, I would certainly ponder a possible focal brain lesion which prompted such activity, and perhaps the diabetes is merely a co-morbidity. Did an MRI of brain get done? Has he been placed on anti-seizure medication? Might you benefit from Concierge visit to evaluate further? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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