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Insulin reaction and the cerebral damage that may occur in diabetes

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Summary

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    The clinical observations on a diabetic patient who suffered severe hypoglycé mie shock which resulted in residual cerebral damage and death the following year are reported.

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    Similar cases reported in the recent literature are reviewed.

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    The dangers of irreversible mental changes following insulin shock are pointed out.

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    The symptomatology, pathology, and mechanism of insulin action in hypoglycemia are briefly discussed.

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Murphy, F.D., Purtell, J. Insulin reaction and the cerebral damage that may occur in diabetes. Jour. D. D. 10, 103–107 (1943). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02996948

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Keywords

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Protamine
  • Hyperinsulinism
  • Cerebral Damage
  • Insulin Reaction