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faint in diabetes mellitusOne of the most serious causes of loss of consciousness diabetes mellitus. If blood sugar level drops too low due to the fact that the patient has injected too much insulin, hypoglycemia appears.

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What is hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemic condition or, abbreviated, hypoglycemia is caused by a sharp decrease in blood glucose, which is becoming lower than normal, and, as a rule, is caused by certain disorders of condition. So, in addition to loss of consciousness, hypoglycemia manifests itself as follows: heaviness, chills, large pupils, tingling in legs, feeling of extreme hunger, feeling weakness or fatigue, headache, heavy breathing, nausea, decreased vision, numbness of tongue, lips, unexplained drowsiness, slurred speech, a feeling of "emptiness" in the head, slow response, rapid pulse, intense sweating, reddening of the skin, palpitations, shivering.

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How to recognize hypoglycemic syncope

As mentioned above, syncope can be directly associated with hypoglycemia. To think about this issue in the case, if consciousness is lost the person with diabetes who receives insulin. Characteristic clinical signs can be headache, weakness, hunger, and fainting, which has happened to patients before. Often profuse perspiration is usually on the patient shirt wet through.

in order to finally diagnose the patient with "hypoglycemia", you need to check your blood sugar, and if not immediately carry out this analysis, we can determine the reaction to the introduction of the patient with diabetes mellitus 40% glucose.

in addition, it is necessary to keep in mind that when hypoglycemia loss of consciousness, usually very long, so in practice it is necessary to differentiate not fainting, but, alas, with comatose States.

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What to do patient

so, if You feel that You have dropped the glucose, then the second quit all the things that You did. The thing is that because of the risk of fainting a person suffering from diabetes may prevent an irreparable error that, in certain very dangerous situations (for example, when caring for an infant, washing Windows, swimming, performing dangerous work, driving, etc.). Remember that such and such a situation is quite dangerous not only for You but also for other people.