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Insulin induced hypoglycemia Goljan RR

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Anaphylactic, May 27, 2008.

  1. Anaphylactic

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    In Goljan RR path pg. 518, it says that "insulin-induced hypoglycemia" is the most common complication of diabetes. It does not make any sense to me as I think it should be the opposite. Can anyone help? Thanks.
     
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  3. agranulocytosis

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    It's due to the exogenous insulin used to treat type 1 DM.
     
  4. LadyWolverine

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    You inject too much insulin for your needs. Your muscle and fat cells take up all the glucose. You get hypoglycemic.
     
  5. 45408

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    Easily leading to coma and death. If a diabetic takes their insulin but doesn't eat enough (or at all), s/he can be in a coma in a real hurry.
     

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