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My Lady is 51 with Type 1 diabetes on an insulin pump. A few days ago she suddenly felt "funny as if she was having a Hypo; however her blood was normal (7.3, then went to 9). She felt "spaced out" similar to Hypo but spoke clearly; body felt a little "heavy" but had good movement. No typical stroke signs. Eyes looked large like she was trying to comprehend her surroundings. She was Not dizzy. Blood pressure a bit high at 165/100. Went to A&E. Blood tests normal - EKG normal- Chest XRay normal. She is on Warfarin several years due to a DVT about 15 years ago. Warfarin level was just checked a couple of days before the episode and was at the proper level. Hospital suggested possible dehydration. She has recovered from the episode after 3 days (similar to hypo recovery)
She also has autunomic neuropathy and as a result is in a wheel chair.
Appreciate your thoughts. Bob
Hello and thank you for your question.
Was she sweating?
Did she have heart palpitations?
Hello Doc, - No sweating, no heart papitations. EKG was fine. This happened on Tuesday evening. She is now OK and has recovered from the hypo like symptom.
Symptoms took 3 days to totally subside- just as they do in a regular Hypo. She was totally coherent and speech was good throughout the episode and at hospital. Hospital A&E did not think heart related or anything sinister.
Thank you Doc- much appreciated. A relief to know not related to heart or brain. I was also concerned about cerebrial hypoxia possibility.
We will follow up with GP.