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My friend is in an insulin overdose coma, will he be okay when he wakes up?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Serious injury
The brain relies on glucose for metabolism and developing a coma as a result of an Insulin overdose is very serious.
Their recovery will depend on how long glucose was low and other factors including the presence of prior vascular disease in the brain. There could definitely be long term impairment as a result.

In brief: Serious injury
The brain relies on glucose for metabolism and developing a coma as a result of an Insulin overdose is very serious.
Their recovery will depend on how long glucose was low and other factors including the presence of prior vascular disease in the brain. There could definitely be long term impairment as a result.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Coma recovery
Recovery from a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) coma resulting from Insulin overdose is variable.
The recovery depends in part upon the severity and duration of the hypoglycemia. It also depends upon patient factors such as age, with younger, otherwise healthier patients having better recovery than older patients.

In brief: Coma recovery
Recovery from a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) coma resulting from Insulin overdose is variable.
The recovery depends in part upon the severity and duration of the hypoglycemia. It also depends upon patient factors such as age, with younger, otherwise healthier patients having better recovery than older patients.
Dr. Jason Adler
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