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My uncle is in coma right now. He has diabetes

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jan 2019
Question: My uncle is in coma right now. He has diabetes, on dialysis. And after 4 days he is still in coma. Does he can still survive? or what?
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni (4 minutes later)
he is not yet waking up. one doctor says its been 4 days so not sure if he will still wake up
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
About diabetic coma;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I can understand your concern regarding to your uncle's health.
It is very important to specify what kind of coma he is. Is it diabetic coma, neurologic coma, or uremic coma?
If it is due to diabetes in 80% of the cases is reversible and the improvement is seen within 24 hours usually.
So very probably it can be coma due to other complications.
Please specify for a more exact opinion.
Will be a pleasure to help you further.
Best wishes,
Dr.mirjeta

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My uncle is in coma right now. He has diabetes

he is not yet waking up. one doctor says its been 4 days so not sure if he will still wake up