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Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Brain cells stop: Most cells can use several sources for energy needs; brain cells can only use glucose. When there is not enough glucose in the fluid around the brain, the brain cells lack the energy to function normally and so stop working properly, and confusion results. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Mental confusion is a sypmthom odf diabetes and hypoglycemia. How do you know what to do?

Mental confusion is a sypmthom odf diabetes and hypoglycemia. How do you know what to do?

Treat hypoglycemia: Follow the 15-15-15 rule: check the sugar when you feel it is low. Once confirmed low, eat 15 gram carbohydrates (4 glucose tablets or 200 ml milk or 100 ml juice), recheck the sugar in 15 minutes. Once it has risen by 15 mg/dl go ahead and eat a regular meal. Update your doctor right away so they can review your medications. ...Read more

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Hi sir, I am doing frequent urination. i think i have a diabetes. can you solve my confusion?

Hi sir,
I am doing frequent urination. i think i have a diabetes.
can you solve my confusion?

Here are some...: It is poorly controlled diabetic persons make more urine due to leaking sugar in urine as diuretic. But peeing often may be related with overdrinking of water, poor renal function, poor bladder urine-holding ability, and poor bladder emptying, UTI, etc. To sort things out correctly cannot be that hard by following instructions inhttp://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes result in confusion, loss of memory?

Is it true that diabetes result in confusion, loss of memory?

You are correct!: Uncontrolled diabetes may result in diabetic ketoacidosis/coma--excessive sugar is toxic to brain cells..Actually all cells. We know that diabetics suffer more strokes and at much higher risk of developing dementia. Risk of heart attacks, blindness, kidney failures, neuropathic pain, limb amputations are some of other concerning complications. So treat it well. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have fibromyalgia , diabetes, a tailgut cyst, severe hip, lw back pain that shoots into, numbness in feet , nausea, confusion , no ones knows what nex?

Have fibromyalgia , diabetes, a tailgut cyst, severe hip, lw back pain that shoots into, numbness in feet , nausea, confusion , no ones knows what nex?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I am confused diabetes advice needed!?

What to do if I am confused diabetes advice needed!?

Your doctor!: Hi. Don't get advice on a complex, life changing condition from people online you don't know. If your doc doesn't know how to help you, he/she can refer you to someone who can. It's more info that we can put in the space given! Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm confused I have diabetes an i'm new 2 this my blood suger after lunch was 170 after dinner it was 148 an I had 2 frozen margaritas an fried chimi.?

I'm confused I have diabetes an i'm new 2 this my blood suger after lunch was 170 after dinner it was 148 an I had 2 frozen margaritas an fried chimi.?

Monitor your diet: You need to see a nutritionist and get serious about your diabetes. You had the two things that can raise you blood sugar. Alcohol and sweets can raise your postprandial blood sugar. Please take the time now to educate yourself and take control of your diabetes. ...Read more

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My blood test is coming back as not normal.It was for diabetes. The glucose part of the test was totally negative, but they are confused with blood ?

My blood test is coming back as not normal.It was for diabetes. The glucose part of the test was totally negative, but they are confused with blood ?

Confusion: Without seeing your labs, it's hard to know. But when reviewing someone's progress with diabetes, doctors look at more than blood glucose. Another blood test is "hemoglobin a1c" -- a measure of overall glucose control in a given time period. Is this maybe what was "not normal" for you? I suggest asking your physician to clarify -- s/he would have your lab results & answer more accurately. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

The state of unclear thinking. May be accompanied by ...Read more