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[IP] RE: unexpected highs/rapid drops

Judi asks:

>what are these "fluid shifts in the brain" and are they something that only 
happen during treatment of DKA?  I've never heard of this before and just 
wondered if you could explain it, in layman's terms, please.<

Some experts have written that overcorrecting a high BG too fast can cause 
fluid shifts in the brain. In DKA, this overcorrection, along with too much 
IV fluid can cause this problem. There are documented cases of this 
complication of DKA treatment.  If DKA is not present, you might have a 
headache, and the headache severity can vary.

Why this happens is still not clear to researchers, but it can happen. 

I hope this is clearer.

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