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Can high blood sugar cause a coma?

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In people with diabetes, coma can happen when blood sugar levels stay very high. That's a condition known as hyperglycemia. Hypoglycemia, or blood sugar that's too low, can also lead to a coma.

From: Coma: Types, Causes, Treatments, Prognosis WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/16/2018

SOURCES:

Brain Injury Association of America: "What is a Brain Injury?"

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: "Coma and Persistent Vegetative State;" "Traumatic Brain Injury;" and "Locked In Syndrome Information Page."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Brain Injury Association of America: "What is a Brain Injury?"

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: "Coma and Persistent Vegetative State;" "Traumatic Brain Injury;" and "Locked In Syndrome Information Page."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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