Vibrant Health Now.com

Vibrant Health Now Home


Diabetes Home

Diabetes Articles


Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our
Vibrant Health Newsletter
for health, fitness, and nutrition Tips.

First Name:

E-mail Address:


Contact Us

Resources













Diabetes : Hypoglycemia Doesn't Impair Cognition In Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Under results of a new study, hypoglycemia, which is a drop in levels of blood sugar, and is severe enough to cause seizures or coma in young children with type 1 diabetes (those who develop the disease very early in life) does not appear to result in impairments in mental ability or behavior.

According to experts and scientific evidence, the hippocampus (a region of the brain) is particularly sensitive to prolonged episodes of severe hypoglycemia. And experts stated that “young children with type 1 diabetes are at greatest risk of severe hypoglycemic events, and this has focused concern on the potential for hypoglycemic insult to impact on central nervous system development”.

After compare 41 type 1 diabetic adolescents and children -who had a history of hypoglycemia with coma or seizure- to 43 similar diabetic subjects but without a history of severe hypoglycemic events, findings demonstrate that a subgroup of patients who had early first seizure showed more episodes of hypoglycemic seizure or coma in comparison to those who experienced a seizure at an older age.

The team applied different tests of learning and memory, but also intellectual and behavioral tests. The astonishing thing is that there were no significant differences between the seizure and no-seizure groups on the intellectual, memory or behavioral measures.

The main conclusion of the report is that results provide “some reassurance to those treating children with type 1 diabetes with intensive treatment that seizures/coma at a young age does not necessarily result in gross cognitive or behavioral impairment”.

Article written by Hector Milla editor of http://www.mydiabetessupply.com, a website about diabetes testing supply, or you may read their last article: D Chiro Inositol in Treatment of Diabetes Type 2v at http://www.mydiabetessupply.com/1/d-chiro-inositol-in-treatment-of-diabetes-type-2.html Thanks for using this diabetes article in your website or ezine keeping a live link.

Related Articles:

  • Nutritional Help for Type 1 Diabetes - Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which the pancreas fails to secrete sufficient insulin or the body’s decreased ability to use insulin. Diabetes mellitus is Greek for ‘a passing through of sweetness’ which refers ...
  • Are You At Risk Of Contracting Diabetes - It is unbelievable, but today there are at least 20 million people living with diabetes in America and the sad part is that it was possible to prevent and heal pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2 naturally with balance ...
  • Diabetes Management Tips - It is unbelievable, but today there are at least 20 million people living with diabetes in America and the sad part is that it was possible to prevent and heal pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2 naturally with balance ...
  • Canine Diabetes - Diets Are Important - When a dog has canine diabetes, it is important to regulate their food intake. Not only do you need to watch how much sugar they are consuming, you also need to monitor the amount of food they get, plus how often th ...
  • The Symptoms of Canine Diabetes - When a dog has canine diabetes, it is important to regulate their food intake. Not only do you need to watch how much sugar they are consuming, you also need to monitor the amount of food they get, plus how often th ...
  • For a Complete list of Articles with summaries Click Here
  • © Copyright VibrantHealthNow.com 2004-2006. All rights reserved.