insulin shock

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Related to insulin shock: insulin shock therapy, hyperglycemia, diabetic coma
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Synonyms for insulin shock

hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma

the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma

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TURIN, Italy - If this Olympics story were any sweeter, we'd all go into insulin shock.
The preparation was fully warranted, since the boy's father, 30-year-old Aaron Farris, was diabetic and therefore subject to bouts of unconsciousness, which can be caused either by diabetic coma (hyperglycemia) or insulin shock (hypoglycemia).
Patients must have daily insulin injections, and they live on the balance beam between diabetic coma (too much acid in the blood from an inability to use blood sugar) and insulin shock (too much insulin taken to protect against diabetic coma).
The film compresses all of Nash's hospitalization into one where he received insulin shock therapy to the point of grand mal convulsions.
Insulin shock is a more severe condition of an insulin reaction that occurs when blood-sugar levels rapidly decrease and are not countered by some form of glucose.
Then torn up as we see Nash come apart, enduring insulin shock treatment and spells in institutions.
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