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Newport boy helps save grandmother from diabetic coma

The drug Seroquel has its share of side effects, and while some complications can be minor, ranging from drowsiness to an upset stomach, many of the Seroquel side effects can dangerous and possibly life threatening. Patients can have various levels of unconsciousness/unresponsiveness depending upon how much/little of the brain is functioning. Most cases of diabetic coma are attributed to type 1 diabetes. If you don’t start to feel better quickly, or you start to feel worse, call for emergency help. Two months ago we had a small family argument which resulted in her moving out of home to her boyfriends place. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement. A measurement of over 11mmol/L is usually considered a diagnosis of hyperglycaemia if the measurement is taken at any time or 7mmol/L if the test is done fasting.

The person may stretch his or her arms and legs in unusual ways, but the person will not display purposeful movement. Track menstrual cycle changes that relate to your diabetes as closely as you would your blood sugar levels. He first called his mom, who was nearly 30 minutes away at work. Excess and unprocessed blood sugar can cause a number of diabetic complications including blindness, chronic renal failure, nerve damage, gangrene and amputations, and even erectile dysfunction. These conditions result in variance in osmotic pressure on the cells causing dehydration and electrolyte imbalance leads to diabetic coma. DKA occurs when your body uses fat instead of glucose for energy as a result of insufficient insulin. Hypoglycemia.Your brain needs glucose to function.

She arrived at the same time as two Piedmont Medical Center EMS workers. McNinch’s condition is rare. Most people with hyperglycaemia have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. For example, a narcotic overdose causes very small (pinpoint) pupils that do not react to bright light. At night, her husband takes the “third shift,” she said, and regularly tests her glucose level even while she sleeps. A proud grandmother, McNinch hugged Jayshaun’s arm on Friday afternoon and asked if he realized that he helped saved her life this week. Tragically, without immediate medical attention, a diabetic coma is usually fatal.

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