What Is Behind Diabetic Coma?

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2011-05-19 18:13:13 -0500
Started 2011-05-16 16:17:20 -0500

Another fine report by Dr. Stephen Ponder, a T1 endocrinologist.


5 replies

dietcherry 2011-05-19 18:13:13 -0500 Report

Wow! Thanks for posting this Richard. I dont like the sound of Long-term Vegetative State. Thats what happened to the socialite Sunny Von Bulow when her husband allegedly gave her an abnormally large dose of insulin. The movie Reversal of Fortune was based on her story.

Anonymous 2011-05-18 04:01:14 -0500 Report

I have found that to be true thanks for the info , helps understanding the symptoms and the damage that i have been through,this is a beautiful social network

Kuai Princess
Kuai Princess 2011-05-16 17:30:35 -0500 Report

Coma is related to the breakdown of fat when you don't have enough insulin to use glucose. A by-product of the breakdown is Ketones, which build up and cause acidic state in body. Hence "ketoacidosis".

Kuai Princess
Kuai Princess 2011-05-16 17:36:44 -0500 Report

You can also have coma related to low BG. . . But DKA or ketoacidosis is what I think if when I hear "diabetic coma".

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