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Re: [IP] Re: damage from lows



If you do a search on "diabetes" or "diabetic seizures" on
the net you will come up with numerous documents.  You
might be able to find the information that way -- cites
included.

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--- Ruth Elowitz <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> 
> I had many bad seizures in 1988-982 and had a period of
> very severe short
> term memory loss (lasted short term, involved long term
> memory) after a
> particularly bad blackout.  My memory has never entirely
> recovered, but
> it has gotten much better.  Doctors explained it as the
> kind of
> neurological (brain) damage Michael describes here.   I
> did most of this
> reading in about 1993-5 so I have lost track of where it
> came fom -- some
> I got at the University of Virginia Medical School
> Library in 1991-2.
> There is documented evidence of insulin shock treatment
> provoking memory
> loss and certain kinds of motor coordination problems.  
> As he says, it
> does kill brain cells.  However, you have to have  pretty
> serious and
> sustained hypos.  The occasional severe low, even with
> convulsions and a
> seizure every gew years won't cause the kind of damage
> we're talking
> about.
> 
> >
> >
> > Well..... back in the dark ages of medicine, before
> shock therapy,
> > they gave psych patients massive doses of insulin to
> induce "shock"
> > and "cure" them. I imagine the neurological changes
> were due to the
> > brain being deprived of glucose for an extended period
> of time. Since
> > I'm not in the business (medical), I can't really say
> that was the
> > reason, but I sure can't think of any other.
> >
> > Michael
> > email @ redacted
> >
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