I know someone who is 23, Type 1 Diabetic since age 7, and recently experienced loss of motion on the right side of her body as she was waking in the morning. She had to roll out of bed and crawl to seek help. She was fine after drinking juice. Numbness subsided and she was fine. Is this possibly linked with diabetes or could it be otherwise?
Although it could be otherwise, it sounds like she might have had a low blood sugar; the improvement with juice is the clue. Presumably her evening dose of insulin was too strong for what she needed.
She should definitely be in immediate touch with her diabetes doctor about what to do next!
Original posting 28 Nov 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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