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Diabetic Hypoglycemia Volume 3, Issue 3, January 2011

Clinical Case Study

Hypoglycemia-induced seizures following physical exercise in a man with type 1 diabetes and latent epilepsy

Dr Marit R Bjorgaas

Diabetic Hypoglycemia January 2011, Volume 3, Issue 3: page 17-18


A 42 year old solicitor suffered episodes of loss of consciousness in his late twenties before type 1 diabetes was diagnosed at the age of 32. After commencing insulin therapy, he experienced numerous hypoglycemia-induced seizures, all occurring in relation to exercise or consuming alcohol. Rationalization of his treatment with insulin and anticonvulsant medication has almost abolished the hypoglycemia-induced seizures.

Keywords: hypoglycemia, type 1 diabetes, seizure, epilepsy, physical exercise, alcohol consumption