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what are symptoms of diabetic seizures?


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  1. crazyotto65 says:

    Signs and symptoms
    The classical triad of diabetes symptoms is polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst, and consequent increased fluid intake) and blurred vision. These symptoms may develop quite fast in type 1, particularly in children (weeks or months), but may be subtle or completely absent – as well as developing much slower – in type 2. In type 1 there may also be weight loss (despite normal or increased eating), increased appetite, and irreducible fatigue. These symptoms may also manifest in type 2 diabetes in patients whose diabetes is poorly controlled.

    Thirst develops because of osmotic effects—sufficiently high glucose (above the "renal threshold") in the blood is excreted by the kidneys, but this requires water to carry it and causes increased fluid loss, which must be replaced. The lost blood volume will be replaced from water held inside body cells, causing dehydration. Prolonged high blood glucose causes changes in the shape of the lens in the eye, leading to blurred vision.

    Patients (usually with type 1 diabetes) may also present with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), an extreme state of dysregulation characterized by the smell of acetone on the patient’s breath, Kussmaul breathing (a rapid, deep breathing), polyuria, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain and any altered state of consciousness or arousal (hostility and mania or equally confusion and lethargy). In severe DKA, coma (unconsciousness) may follow, progressing to death if untreated.

    A rarer but equally severe presentation is hyperosmolar nonketotic state, which is more common in type 2 diabetes and is mainly the result of dehydration due to the polyuria. Often, the patient has been drinking extreme amounts of sugar-containing drinks, leading to a vicious circle.


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