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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had severe reactive hypo for 10 yrs causing seizures. Lately my carb tolerance has decreased and i get very thirsty.Am i getting diabetes?
I know gestational diabetes can cause hypoglycemia&seizures in baby shortly after birth; is it possible for gest. Diabetes to cause in utero seizures?
Leg and arm numbness and tingly along with memoryloss and increased headaches. She has seizures, and has been checked for diabetes all was normal?
Can 7 seizures cause more brain damage for one in comatose stage also diabetic and on dialysis was without oxygen 5 min?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer