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Insulin induced hypoglycemia Goljan RR

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

  1. Anaphylactic

    Anaphylactic 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    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

    agranulocytosis 10+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    It's due to the exogenous insulin used to treat type 1 DM.
  4. LadyWolverine

    LadyWolverine 10+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Hiding in your closet
    You inject too much insulin for your needs. Your muscle and fat cells take up all the glucose. You get hypoglycemic.
  5. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    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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