Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness
resulting from inadequate blood flow to the brain. For people with diabetes, this can occur because of the low blood sugar
levels in the body, high blood sugar levels, nerve damage or heart conditions, according to the YourTotalHealth website. It is important that diabetics who experience fainting spells
inform their physician so any immediate underlying cause can be tested and treated. Glucose tests may be taken. There may also be other tests, including CAT scans or MRI scans, to rule out ailments. Treatment may consist of maintaining the glucose levels within the recommended range. Low blood sugar levels, or hypoglycemia, can cause insulin shock in severe cases. High blood glucose, or hyperglycemia
, can result in diabetic coma
in its severe forms. Heart conditions, low blood pressure and stroke may also be causes of fainting.