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From California, USA:

My 15 year old son with Type 1 diabetes for over 6 years experienced several hypoglycemic seizures before we put him on an insulin pump 2 1/2 years ago. This past summer, after intense exercise, the following morning he experienced a seizure on two separate occasions. We just got back from a pediatric neurologist who indicated that the EEG was normal, recommended an MRI (which he expects to be normal) and a prescription for Tegretol. I have seen the questions written earlier regarding similar situations. Does anyone have any data on whether Tegretol will help at all for these hypoglycemic seizures?


I think that what has happened is that earlier hypoglycemic episodes have either induced a state of increased sensitivity to hypoglycemia or aggravated an existing potential for seizure activity. Tegretol should diminish the likelihood of seizures as a result of hypoglycemia; but it will not affect the incidence of hypoglycemia so that there is still need to do everything possible to reduce the chances of a recurrence by frequent blood sugar monitoring and by being especially alert to blood sugar changes in relation to exercise and any change in food intake.


Original posting 29 Jan 2000
Posted to Hypoglycemia


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