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Is there an alarm to warn me I might be slipping into a diabetic coma?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You are probably referring to low blood sugar episodes.
Warning signs ususally begin wiht a sense of "jitter" or "shakiness" and a feeling of hunger and irritability. One usually becomes sweaty. This can progress to mild confusion (drunkiness characteristics) and progressing to frank confusion, slurred speech, seizure and coma. Know your body and your diabetes. Get diabetic educaton. See pcp.

In brief: Yes

You are probably referring to low blood sugar episodes.
Warning signs ususally begin wiht a sense of "jitter" or "shakiness" and a feeling of hunger and irritability. One usually becomes sweaty. This can progress to mild confusion (drunkiness characteristics) and progressing to frank confusion, slurred speech, seizure and coma. Know your body and your diabetes. Get diabetic educaton. See pcp.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Donald Vierling
If you are having problems in determining or knowing when your blood sugar is low there are dogs that are now trained and used to alert there owners when they are showing signs of low blood sugar. For some reason these dogs are able to sense illnesses that the patients are not aware of.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Check your sugar

Check your sugar levels.
Diabetic coma is the result of extreme low or extreme high sugar levels. You should never get to these extremes. You need to check not only to avoid the coma but to avoid the serious longterm consequences of uncontrolled diabetes (infections, blindness, neuropathy, renal failure, early demise). It helps to be on top of your hba1c.

In brief: Check your sugar

Check your sugar levels.
Diabetic coma is the result of extreme low or extreme high sugar levels. You should never get to these extremes. You need to check not only to avoid the coma but to avoid the serious longterm consequences of uncontrolled diabetes (infections, blindness, neuropathy, renal failure, early demise). It helps to be on top of your hba1c.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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