Insulin shock

What is Insulin shock?

Diabetic hypoglycemia is a low blood glucose level occurring in a person with diabetes mellitus. It is one of the most common types of hypoglycemia seen in emergency departments and hospitals. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP), and based on a sample examined between 2004 and 2005, an estimated 55,819 cases (8.0% of total admissions) involved insulin, and severe hypoglycemia is likely the single most common event.

In general, hypoglycemia occurs when a treatment to lower the elevated blood glucose of diabetes inaccurately matches the body's physiological need, and therefore causes the glucose to fall to a below-normal level.

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My daughter has type 1 diabetes and epilpesy and did not eat before she went out and had a few glasses of wine. I am afraid her blood sugar will...

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Thanks for your query.

Yes, she has chances of getting hypoglycaemic and the chances are very much if she had her dose of insulin before...

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Thank you for providing this kind of stuff. Anyway my concern is that two weeks ago I was hospitalized for dehydration and treated with dextrose...

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Dextrose is a form of glucose (sugar). Dextrose in water is injected into a vein through an IV to replace lost...

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I am 56 years old, female .. wlaks regularly on an average of 4 miles everyday ..

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Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness resulting from inadequate blood flow to the brain. For people with diabetes, this can...

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