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How long can a diabetic coma last?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Variable duration

The duration of diabetic coma is related to correction of the metabolic abnormalities leading to coma.
It may be short if treatment is instituted shortly after coma begins. The longer the coma remains untreated, the greater the likelihood of permanent neurologic damage or even death.

In brief: Variable duration

The duration of diabetic coma is related to correction of the metabolic abnormalities leading to coma.
It may be short if treatment is instituted shortly after coma begins. The longer the coma remains untreated, the greater the likelihood of permanent neurologic damage or even death.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology

In brief: Varies

Though most wake up significantly within a few hours of getting Insulin (or glucose if hypoglycemic), there can be permanent brain damage if the brain is starved of glucose (from either lack of Insulin to utilize the glucose or hypoglycemia) long enough, .

In brief: Varies

Though most wake up significantly within a few hours of getting Insulin (or glucose if hypoglycemic), there can be permanent brain damage if the brain is starved of glucose (from either lack of Insulin to utilize the glucose or hypoglycemia) long enough, .
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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