Diabetic seizures can develop once the blood sugar levels drops too low. Hypoglycemia can develop rapidly to any diabetic individual even if his/her diabetes is under proper control. The physical symptoms are likely to occur before a diabetic seizure, thus indicating that the blood sugar level has dropped to a dangerous level. Early recognition of the symptoms and getting immediate medical care can help prevent diabetic seizures and other complications from occurring.
Individuals who are diabetic who suffer from hypoglycemia do not have enough blood sugar to fuel body movements and functions. This results to difficult or awkward muscle control. The feeling of unsteadiness, clumsiness with body movements and weakness can occur along with a low blood sugar level and accompanied by changes in the mood as well.
Low blood sugar level
Diabetic individuals are encouraged to consult a doctor regarding the acceptable blood glucose levels and check the blood sugar levels once the symptoms of hypoglycemia occur or suspected. If the individual has low blood sugar that could not be reversed quickly, other complications and symptoms can manifest which can lead to a diabetic seizure.
Changes in the mood
The brain utilizes glucose as a fuel for normal functioning of the body. Once the blood sugar drops too low, the brain activity becomes jumbled and results to abrupt mood changes. The sudden changes in the mood are strikingly similar to alcohol intoxication or even mental illnesses. Extreme moodiness, combativeness, confusion or forgetfulness might prelude diabetic seizures.
Sweating can occur abruptly and can range from mild to drenching. Even though sweating is often associated in the armpits, the sweat due to hypoglycemia can start on the face and even occur all over the body. Take note that sweating can also induce clammy, cool skin and the feeling of being either cold or hot.
Always bear in mind that hunger is how the body signals that it is time to eat. For those who have diabetes, this can indicate a critical sign that the blood sugar should be increased. If the individual ignores hunger or delays a meal, this can cause the blood sugar levels to rapidly drop.
If the individual waits too long to eat a meal, it can cause a diabetic individual to binge on foods that might not increase the blood sugar effectively, thus allowing hypoglycemia to continue.
Visual disturbances can develop if the blood sugar level has been low for a long period, thus increasing the chance for further complications. The visual changes that can be accompanied by a headache can occur as double vision, blurred vision or inability to focus as well as trigger a sensation of “tunnel vision”.