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refractory epilepsy, does diabetes affect it?

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i have refractory epilepsy, does diabetes affect it? should i check sugar blood level? cause i have seizures often

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N.Sarantopoulos


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replied November 24th, 2011
Epilepsy Answer A28839
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Diabetes can affect the epilepsy. If your blood sugars go low (hypoglycemia), then it can lead to the development of seizure.

Recurrent hypoglycemia can also lower the threshold of seizures. You need to check your blood sugar regularly. Please do consult an endocrinologist and a neurologist for the same.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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