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Do you think my apparent diabetic symptoms could be the reason for my remaining uncontrolled seizures and migraines?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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Can a seizure be a result of diabetes?

Can a seizure be a result of diabetes?

Yes: In my experience as a pediatrician, diabetics-hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) both can seizure, coma, and even death. Head trauma, illness and fever are other causes of seizures. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of diabetic seizure?

What is the meaning of diabetic seizure?

A seizure..: Typical of 'epilepsy' triggered by a very low blood sugar occuring because of hypoglycemic medications like insulin/ sulfonylureas. ...Read more

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I'm curious what goes on after a diabetic seizure?

I'm curious what goes on after a diabetic seizure?

What?!: I have not heard of such a phrase Diabetes can cause a seizure during hypoglycemia,diabetic coma or related to a stroke but then it is not called by that name Seizure is a symptom and not a diagnosis related to many different causes ...Read more

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What are the effects of a diabetic seizure , if any?

What are the effects of a diabetic seizure , if any?

Hypoglycemic seizure: It is not the seizure that is responsible for any problems, it is the hypoglycemia. If seizures are an issue speak to the doctor who is managing your diabetes to see if a change in medication or diet is necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs after a diabetic seizure?

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

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Does lamictal work for diabetic seizures?

Does lamictal work for diabetic seizures?

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 more

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Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Seizures and DI: DI could be related to seizures, at least because there are changes in electrolytes in cases of DI, and electrolyte abnormalities often cause seizures. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium and calcium. ...Read more

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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 more

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If my blood sugar was 73 after a seizure am I most likely diabetic?

If my blood sugar was 73 after a seizure am I most likely diabetic?

No: This is not the way to diagnose diabetes. You should see your doctor for a fasting blood sugar measurement and a blood test called hba1c. These two can actually be done at the same time and will give you a true evaluation of whether or not you are normal, have pre-diabetes or diabetes. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be related to sleeping seizures?

Can type 1 diabetes be related to sleeping seizures?

Night seizures: The relationship would be hypoglycemia at during sleep. Speak with the doctor managing the diabetes about how to monitor the evening glucose and what alterations to medication and diet may be necessary. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetes when should I be on alert about my sugar being to high or to low And will it cause me to have a seizure or stroke?

I am a type 2 diabetes when should I be on alert about my sugar being to high or to low And will it cause me to have a seizure or stroke?

Sugar and the Brain: For the health of your brain, keep your blood sugar between 55-200. When the level is below 40 or above 300 your risk of seizure or stroke increases. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If I had my first seizure and the doc said my blood sugar was low more than likely does that make me diabetic?

If I had my first seizure and the doc said my blood sugar was low more than likely does that make me diabetic?

No: A low blood sugar can precipitate a seizure, but it has to be really, really low to do that. Diabetes should not be considered a cause of your seizure if you have no history of elevated blood sugars and are not taking anti-diabetes medication. A very easy way to rule out diabetes is a hba1c blood test. Other causes of seizure should be considered. ...Read more

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My dad had his first seizure 5 days ago (t1 diabetic 30+ yrs) and has been very sore especially lower left back. what could this be?

My dad had his first seizure 5 days ago (t1 diabetic 30+ yrs) and has been very sore especially lower left back. what could this be?

Seizures: True seizure can leave one with weakness and muscle pain and fatigue. Now of course it must be ruled out that there was no injury during seizure. It is possible to strike an object so if there is bruising or any sign of trauma best to be checked for you don't want any fractures. So check him over good ...Read more

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My mother, 65 with chronic diabetes is experincing seizures near the ankle area that results in her tripping while walking, also shows abnormal gait.

My mother, 65 with chronic diabetes is experincing seizures near the ankle area that results in her tripping while walking, also shows abnormal gait.

Needs an exam: I don't know what "seizures near the ankle" means? Without the ability to speak with and examine your mother it's not possible from the limited information to give you any meaningful advice. I strongly suggest that your mother see her physician for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more