Diabetes and Seizures

By badwound Latest Reply 2010-07-04 16:12:46 -0500
Started 2010-05-02 17:50:47 -0500

I have had diabetes for 32 years and after my head injury I develped seizures, it is hard to explain to someone that don't have either one and hard to talk to someone about how you are feeling, so wondering if anyone else has both. these are the two things out of all the other things I have that are the hardest

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Missie Reed
Missie Reed 2010-06-25 16:25:13 -0500 Report

I have diebetes and I have siezures as well, but my siezures happens when my bloodsugar goes low. My boyfriend, he gives me a glucagon shot to bring me out of one. Does anyone have the samething?

GabbyPA 2010-05-03 21:05:44 -0500 Report

There are several people here who have seizures as well. I thought you might like to read some of their discussions. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?query=seizures

I used to have a roommate who had them. The first few really scared me a lot. It is so hard to explain to people, in that you are so right. Once I learned how to deal with her seizures, the trick was getting others to let me help her. Many people have never witnessed one, so it is scary when they see it. I cannot even imagine what you must feel when you go thru one. Just know you are not alone and there are others who can offer you support and encouragement.

badwound 2010-05-08 12:09:59 -0500 Report

thanks for the link Gabby, I don't ever remember having a low blood sugar seizure until after the head injury 12 yrs ago, to top it all off I for some strange reason can actually move around during a seizure so it makes it even more scary, during one I am more worried about the person who is around me and how they are handling it and me I want my control back, that is the worst feeling for those who have seizures is not being in control. again thanks for the link I will look into it.

Momma Day's Girl
Momma Day's Girl 2010-07-04 16:12:46 -0500 Report

My son has seizures, but they are not diabetes related. He is not a diabetic. We do not know why he has them. But, he is on a controlled mediciation. If he takes this medication and has regular doctors visits to monitor medication levels, he is fine, but as soon as he stops taking the med, he starts back to having seizures…the level must be maintained at seven or above.

monkeymama 2010-05-03 13:44:25 -0500 Report

My mother and now my dad both have this issue. My mom has type 1 and what they used to call grandmal seizures. My dad was just diagnosed with type 2. After suffering his second non-cancerous tumor of the brain in 16 year time. He developed a seizure disorder now. It is hard! For me, growing up, it was kind of scary at first until I got older. It was ever more scary as an adult to watch my dad have one. Like I said, it is hard not just for the individual but also the ones closet to you. Though, my parents have been coping with it pretty well. Despite the many things that they feel has been taken from them. Try to hang in there though. Hugs!