insulin reaction


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insulin reaction

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insulin shock

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(Pathology) the condition in a diabetic resulting from an overdose of insulin, causing a sharp drop in the blood sugar level with tremor, profuse sweating, and convulsions. See also hyperinsulinism
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Noun1.insulin reaction - hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
shock - (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
hypoglycaemia, hypoglycemia - abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet
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Starch, or polysaccharide, contains around 2000 glucose units taking a long time for the body to break down into glucose, unlike the insulin reaction in simpler sugars.
12, 1984, Graham, 39, felt the onset of an insulin reaction, and asked a friend to drive him to buy orange juice that would increase his blood sugar, Connette said.
Hypoglycemia, also known as insulin reaction or insulin shock, can lead to a seizure or coma if left untreated.
As an insulin-dependent diabetic, I now know that the last thing I will ever do in case of an insulin reaction is to call an ambulance.
I told nurses who were present that I was having an insulin reaction.
The Regimen Tasks subscale (DFRQr) concerns giving insulin, noticing the signs of an insulin reaction, and remembering to check blood sugar levels.
These carbs create an insulin reaction that drives their blood sugar low and forces them to eat more ...
Most of all, gone is the fear of an incapacitating insulin reaction."
This low blood sugar is called "hypoglycemia" or an "insulin reaction." This is a medical emergency and should be promptly treated, never ignored.
If you're not sure whether you're having an insulin reaction, you can find out right away and take appropriate action.

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