Diabetic Coma's

Goddess
By Goddess Latest Reply 2011-06-25 09:26:48 -0500
Started 2008-12-01 06:32:47 -0600

Does anyone know exactly what it is and how they happen? Is there a way to tell if you have been in one?


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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-07 10:12:17 -0600 Report

If you do some research (look at Mayo Clinic site), you'll see that diabetic comas (state of unconsciousness) can be the result of high or low blood sugar. The symptoms you would first see are those associated with either -

HIGH BLOOD SUGAR
If your blood sugar level is too high, you may experience:

Increased thirst
Frequent urination
Dry mouth
Nausea
Vomiting
Shortness of breath

LOW BLOOD SUGAR
If your blood sugar level is too low, you may feel:

Shaky or nervous
Tired
Sweaty
Hungry
Irritable
Confused

Altho they can be fatal, they are usually not and can be controlled by controlling your diabetes properly.

Sidehack
Sidehack 2011-06-25 09:26:48 -0500 Report

After the symptoms of LOW BLOOD sugar, what if you go unconcious? Into a coma; how long before it is fatal?

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2008-12-06 10:41:56 -0600 Report

I went into a diabetic coma in May and still do not have a lot of information. My doctor's just told me that my sugar had gone too high and that as a response my body had gone into a healing sleep to try and lower the blood glucose. I was asleep for two days and was alone when it happened so I do not know what happened while I was asleep. I do know that when I woke up my blood sugar was over 400 so it makes sense that if it was higher than that my body had to do something to correct it. The only advice that I got was to check my sugars more often and to be aware of syptoms, agitation and sleepiness. Not much help I'm afraid. Being from a small community I wish that I had other options as far as Doctor's as I feel that I did not receive as much help and advice as I needed. Thankfully I came out of the coma on my own but what if I had not? I also would like more information on this but nobody really seems to know a lot.

Goddess
Goddess 2008-12-06 10:50:30 -0600 Report

you have helped me alot. i didn't know if it was when your sugars were low or high and some of the symptoms.thank you

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-12-06 11:07:59 -0600 Report

i didn't know you could go into a coma with high sugars, i always thought it was low ones. this is something i really like about this site, i am always learning something.