Diabetic Shock

Diabetic Shock is a life-threatening condition that often results from untreated Diabetes. It can occur when your blood sugar is too high, also known as hyperglycemia. If you fail to treat your hyperglycemia or bring it back to normal levels again, it can develop into Diabetic Shock. Symptoms of this condition include nausea, sweating, confusion and anxiety. If left untreated, you may enter a coma or even die from the condition. However, there are things you can do to prevent it in the first place. Learning more about what causes Diabetic Shock and ways to avoid it is a good way to help you manage Diabetes.

What is Diabetic Shock?

Diabetic Shock is a serious complication of Diabetes that is caused by very high blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar levels are too high, your body does not get enough glucose to fuel bodily functions. Diabetic Shock can lead to a Diabetic coma or death if left untreated. Symptoms of Diabetic Shock include dizziness, confusion, nausea, anxiety, sweating, and a weak but rapid pulse. If left untreated, Diabetic Shock can progress to a Diabetic coma. To learn more about Diabetic comas, check the information from the Victoria government’s Better Health website for a more thorough look. While some glucose gets turned into energy for the body, the rest builds up in the bloodstream. Once blood glucose levels get too high, several things can happen. For example, high blood glucose can make you urinate more as your kidneys try to get rid of it. This can make you dehydrated, which can lead to other complications, such as Diabetic ketoacidosis. A build-up of glucose in the bloodstream can also cause your blood pressure to drop.

How to recognise Diabetic Shock

Some early symptoms of Diabetic Shock include feeling lightheaded, dizziness and fainting. These are important warning signs that you may be experiencing hyperglycemia, so you must take them seriously. If left untreated, these early symptoms